Saturday, August 8, 2009

Welcome to the World of Blogs


Since the beginning of this century Blogs have been very popular throughout the planet. Blogging has turned out to be the easiest way to express and publish yourself. Here are some terms that are related to blogs:

* vlog - A blog comprising videos

* sketchblog - a site containing a portfolio of sketches

* photoblog - one comprising photos

* tumblelogs - Blogs with shorter posts and mixed media types

* Blogosphere - The collective community of all blogs

* blogroll - increasing popularity through affiliation

* Blogware - software specifically designed for creating and maintaining weblogs

* Moblog - combination of "mobile" and "blog". A blog featuring posts sent mainly by mobile phone, using SMS or MMS messages

* edublog - a blog written by someone with a stake in education

(these are only a few of the hundreds of blog-related terms - anyone is free to contribute some more)

The term "weblog" was coined by Jorn Barger on 17 December 1997. The short form, "blog," was coined by Peter Merholz, who jokingly broke the word weblog into the phrase we blog in the sidebar of his blog in April or May of 1999.

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