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What is Blog (or Web Log)

Encyclopedia of Information Technology Curriculum Integration
A user-generated Web site where entries are made in journal style and displayed in a reverse chronological order.
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Web Logs
David W. Walker (University of Southern Mississippi, USA)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 6
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-881-9.ch149
A Web log, more commonly known as a blog, is a publication on the Internet. Blogs have been credited with allowing people to develop online communities with a group of friends, classmates and professors, or the wider world because of how easy they are to create and of how accessible they are to anyone on the Internet. They are easy to create because they do not require the blogger, the person creating the blog, to know hypertext markup language (HTML). In addition, content in a blog may be text, graphics, hyperlinks, photos, audio, and/or video. Many blogs look like personal journal entries because they are updated on a daily or weekly basis.
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Integrating New Technologies to Promote Distance Learning
A Web site to post and store ideas, thoughts, and comments, the blog contains dated entries in reverse chronological order, updated on a regular basis. The blog entries may contain links and references to other Web sites. The technical backbone of blogs are content management programs and collaboration and communication features that are designed to be easy to use by non-technical users. Blogs offer significant benefits for academia as a strong tool for rapid knowledge development. Blogging is the term used for the activity of writing and publishing to a blog, and the term blogger is used for someone who maintains a blog.
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