What Exactly is a Blog




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comic by [[http://jade.mcli.dist.maricopa.edu/cdb/2005/06/01/comic-thang/ Alan Levine]]

So you've seen a few blogs in your time.... let's see if we can get a bit more of an understanding of what's involved in blogging:

To get us started in small groups or otherwise,

  1. open a new browser window,
  2. go to your favourite search engine, such as Google,
  3. type in "what is a blog" (including the quotation-marks),
  4. start reading!

What do you see as the essential characteristics that define a blog?

More importantly, how are blogs used? Discuss within your group and see if you can come up with your own definition of blogging. (Our definitions don't need to be perfect or complete... they will simply reflect our current understanding or experience of blogs)

So how hard can it be to create your own blog? Easier than email! Let's start Creating your own blog!