:: Tuesday, September 28, 2004 ::
Blogging as email
Blogging: All the buzz about weblogs is really about one thing: Making publishing to the web as easy as writing an email. via Adventures in Home Working
Blogging Tips and links for the newbies
Blogging: From Heather's "Marketing at Microsoft" Blog "...instead of reviewing a bunch of blog services, tools, readers and aggregators, I’m going to give you some links so you can check them out on your own and some tips on how to decide what is right for you." That sound like my style...
Cameron Reilly links to an in depth article on Educause Review (It's Canadian) on educational blogging. I found the following paragraph interesting:
Today, the weblog is frequently characterized (and criticized) as (only) a set of personal comments and observations. A look at the history of weblogging shows that this isn’t the case. As Rebecca Blood observes: “The original weblogs were link-driven sites. Each was a mixture in unique proportions of links, commentary, and personal thoughts and essays.” Bookmarks, rants and raves, news, events: all were fodder for the weblogger. Weblogs (so named in 1997 by Jorn Barger in his Robot Wisdom Web site) began to be recognized as such in 1999 when Jesse James Garrett, the editor of infosift, began compiling a list of “other sites like his.” Garrett sent this list to CamWorld’s Cameron Barrett, who published it on his site. Soon after, Brigitte Eaton compiled a list of every weblog she knew about, creating the Eatonweb Portal.8 There is no doubt that these early lists were incomplete; weblogging was springing up around the Web more quickly than anyone realized.
And from the GlobeTechnology email, the use of blogs in schools for kids to share their impressions of field trips etc with their peers. Brings the shy ones out of their shells who won't talk in class. and that they sometimes put a lot more editorial effort into their posts since teachers, parents and other students could be reading their work. I like this trend.
Blogging: And here is a slightly more to the point illustration of Moblogging (mobile photoblogging) from User Generated Content.
Blogging: From cNet: As Web Logs gain in popularity, critics warn that they are increasingly becoming the Internet's new bandwidth hog. I would have to say that this set of self promoting posts isn't helping. ;)
:: Mike Wood 23:54 [+] ::