Blogs are online journals that are commonly used to chronicle the lives and opinions of their authors.
Weblogs "blogs" for short are a type of online journal devoted to a single subject or a range of them.
Blog entries, also called "posts" or "stories," might be written by a blog owner, a contributing reader, or gleaned from other Internet resources.
101 series: Blogging
A weblog (now more commonly known as a blog) is a web-based publication consisting primarily of periodic articles (normally in reverse chronological order).
Different categories of blogs can be distinguished:
- Personal blogs: personal diary (example: Martin Dugage's blog)
- Topic blogs: address a specific topic (examples: autoblog and a personal topical)
- Corporate blog: talk about the life of an organization
- Marketing: communicate about a product.
- Education: suport some educational processes (example: the INSEAD eMBA blog)
Blogs relies on the idea of using naratives (stories) to elicitate, capture and exchange personal knowledge.
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|Interesting articles and documents on blogging
Interesting articles and documents on blogging
Putting blogs to work for Wall Street
- By Michael Kanellos, CNET News.com, October 23, 2006
- How do you make money off all that info bloggers provide? One start-up plans to parse the data for profits.
Storytelling, not journalism, spurs most blogs
- By Reuters, July 19, 2006
- Most bloggers say they're motivated by creative urges rather than the promise of recognition or pay.
Post Newspapers woo bloggers with mixed results
- By Greg Sandoval, CNET News.com, June 1, 2006
- Blogs written by so-called citizen journalists are increasingly challenging newspapers for readers. According to a recent study by Forrester Research, blogs and newspaper Web sites now have the same audience share--about 17 percent--among Internet users between the ages of 18 and 24.
Post steeped in blog comments kerfuffle
- By Daniel Terdiman, CNET News.com, January 20, 2006
- Members of the blogosphere were up in arms Friday after The Washington Post turned off comments on one of its blogs.
Why companies monitor blogs
- By Daniel Terdiman, CNET News.com, January 3, 2006
- "The blogosphere is a great place for customer intelligence," he said. "Things are happening very fast. Bloggers are considered to be people with real strong opinions. So it's a place where people are being really honest about what they think."
A journalist and blogger tries teaching
- By Tania Ralli, The New York Times via news.com, September 11, 2005
- Jarvis, 51, has been developing the new-media curriculum for CUNY's journalism program since last year. As part of the core curriculum, all students will be required to take at least one new-media class exploring digital journalism.
One in six Americans visiting blogs
- By Daniel Terdiman, CNET News.com, August 9, 2005
- A new report out by a leading Internet research company has revealed that fully 30 percent of American Internet users visited blogs during the first quarter of 2005.
The blogosphere's feisty fashion critics
- By Ruth La Ferla, The New York Times, September 8, 2005
- With names like Fashionologie, Kiss Me, Stace, Shoewawa and Now Smell This, the more popular fashion blogs are compelling enough that "to ignore them is to run the risk of seeming out of touch," said Brandon Holley, the new editor in chief of Jane, the young women's style magazine. Readers identify with bloggers' idiosyncratic, rebellious voices, said Holley, who has added two online diarists to her stable of contributors. The blogs, which are updated weekly, daily and sometimes hourly, are a platform uniquely well suited to fashion news, she added.
Before applying, check out the blogs
- by Eilene Zimmerman, The New York Times, October 3, 2004.
- Job seekers use blogs to establish a strong online presence, display their skills and advertise their availability. Corporate recruiters, in turn, use blogs to draw in qualified candidates, and they search for potential hires by reading bloggers who write about topics relevant to a particular industry.
- see the blog comment at: http://nevon.typepad.com/nevon/2004/10/blogs_as_part_o.html
Jusqu'ou iront les weblogs
- This link points to a (zipped) presentation about the interest of web blogs to diffuse knowledge and other informations.
Halley Suitt (2003); “A Blogger in Their Midst”; Harvard Business Review, vol. 81, no. 9, September 2003;
- This article is about a (fictional) "case study" about a CEO who is perplexed by a blogger known as Glove Girl. who's spilling secrets, drawing bigger crowds at industry events and happens to be on his payroll.
Watching the Blogosphere: Knowledge Sharing in the Web 2.0
- R. Klamma, Y. Cao, M. Spaniol
- in: N. Nicolov, N. Glance, E. Adar, M. Hurst, M Liberman, J. H. Martin and F. Salvetti (Eds.): International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, Boulder, Colorado, USA, March 26-28, 2007, pp. 105-112.
Adar, E., & Adamic, L. A. (2005).
- Tracking information epidemics in blogspace.
- Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence, Compiegne, France. 207-214.
Why We Blog
- Bonnie A. Nardi, Diane J. Schiano, Michelle Gumbrecht, Luke Swartz (2004);
- Communications of the ACM, 47(12):41-46, December 2004
Structure and evolution of blogspace
- Kumar R., Novak J., Raghavan P., Tomkins A. (2004); Communications of the ACM 47(12): 35-39, 2004
PhD project: "Personal productivity in a knowledge intensive environment: A weblog case"
- by Lilia Efimova, 2003
- There is a growing cluster of knowledge weblogs used by professionals as personal knowledge repositories, learning journals or networking instruments. Used in this context, weblogs address personal needs of a knowledge worker, but they also create an opportunity for others to benefit from having emergent ideas and personal notes captured in public spaces instead of private collections. From a research perspective weblogs provide a fertile ground for exploring what knowledge work is and what helps employees to be productive in knowledge intensive environments
- see also the publications by this author.
- A TrackBack is a system implemented by many blogging tools, including Movable Type (but not Blogger!), that allows a blogger to see who has seen the original post and has written another entry concerning it. The system works by sending a 'ping' between the blogs, and therefore providing the alert.
- An example of Trackback
- see more detailed description in tagging
- tagging is a mechanism in which users are collaboratively categorizing online content (such as wellog post) under certain keywords, or tags. These tags are then aggregated by sites such as technorati, del.icio.us, 43things, which provide the way to know which are the terms (tags) that are the most frequently employed in a recent preiod of time.
- note: technorati indexes 4.5 million weblogs, is now enabling us to sort blog posts by tag.
- Revealicious is a set of graphic visualisations for your del.icio.us account that allow you to browse, search and select tags, as well as viewing posts matching them.
- Permalink: Any prosing in a blog can be referenced by a link.
- Many Blogs aggregate and syndicate information using RSS feeds
|Blogging in different domains
Blogging in different domains
Blogging 101--Web logs go to school
- by Alorie Gilbert, CNET News.com, October 17, 2005
- Fisher set up online personal journals--Web logs or blogs--this fall for each of his students at Joseph H. Kerr School in the Canadian town of Snow Lake, Manitoba. His combined seventh- and eighth-grade class generates about a dozen entries a day on topics ranging from classroom assignments to weekend plans, which Fisher reviews before posting online.
Exploring the use of blogs as learning spaces in the higher education sector
- by Jeremy B Williams, 2004
- An article describing experiences with blogging in academic contexts
INSEAD MBA BLOG
- Impressions and Stories from an INSEAD MBA Student. Life at school, classes, life abroad...
EMBA Party December 2005
- This Blog is intended to share information about the planning of INSEAD EMBA end-of-program Party, Saturday 17 December 2005.
- Deans from top business schools in America and Europe discuss Management Education in an open debate with renowned business education journalists.
Wharton MBA Admissions Blog
- This is an MBA Admissions Blog that will cover issues relevant to MBA applicants as they prepare to apply to business schools.
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just for fun
- A commercial site that allows you to create a blog (in French)
- autre systèmes permettant gratuitement de créer son blog
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