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  1. Blog Nation Join the Conversation

  2. Blogs Defined • A blog is a website in which journal entries are posted on a regular basis and displayed in reverse chronological order. • The term blog is a shortened form of web log. • Authoring a blog, maintaining a blog or adding an article to an existing blog is called "blogging". Definition from Wikipedia

  3. Blogs Defined • Individual articles on a blog are called "blog posts," "posts" or "entries". A person who posts these entries is called a "blogger". • A blog comprises hypertext, images, and links to other webpages or to video, audio and other files. • Blogs use a conversational style of documentation. A given blog will usually focus on a particular "area of interest". Definition from Wikipedia

  4. Why blog? • Expand your viewing audience • Blogs can be read quickly without WebCTlogin • Can be read by non-students with an interest in the courses you teach • Network with faculty from around the world who teach similar courses or share interests • Shows students you are aware of current technology trends • Permanent post archiving • Post via email

  5. Blog Software • Blogger (http://www.blogger.com)Owned by Google • LiveJournal (http://www.livejournal.com)Focus on personal blogs • MySpace (http://www.myspace.com)Popular with teens & indie bands • Typepad (http://www.sixapart.com/typepad)Free, hosted version of Movable Type

  6. News & Politics: Wonkette Educational: The Culture of ChemistryOrganic Chemistry at DrexelEduFrag Personal: ljcfyi Topical: Accidental Hedonist Business: Google Blog Collaborative: Boing Boing Directory: The Consumerist Popular Blog Topics

  7. 3 Easy Steps Start Blogging