Sunday, November 22, 2015

What is Blog (Web Log)? A Primer

Dr Abe V Rotor 
Living with Nature School on Blog
Paaralang Himpapawid (School on Air) with Ms Melly C Tenorio
738 KHz AM 8 to 9 evening class, Monday to Friday
Living with Nature, School on Blog

A blog (a contraction of the term "Web log") is a Web site, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video.

Many blogs provide commentary or news on a particular subject; others function as more personal online diaries.

The ability for readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs.

  • Most blogs are primarily textual: BLOG
  • some focus on art: ARTLOG
  • photographs: PHOTOBLOG
  • sketches: SKETCHBLOG
  • videos: VLOG
  • music: MP3 BLOG
  • audio: PODCASTING
The collective community of all blogs is known as the blogosphere. Since all blogs are on the internet by definition, they may be seen as interconnected and socially networked, through blogrolls, comments, linkbacks (refbackstrackbacks or pingbacks) and backlinks.

Discussions "in the blogosphere" have been used by the media as a gauge of public opinion on various issues. A collection of local blogs is sometimes referred to as a bloghood.

Living with Nature won the Best Blog for Nature and Environment, in Philippine Blogging Awards 2015, November 22 2015
Bloggers are engaged in Participatory Journalism

Some institution see blogging as means of getting around the filter, pushing directly the message to the public.

Blogs also has influenced the minority language and minority language publishing which may find its audiences with inexpensive blogging.

The challenge is to teach and inspire bloggers to be responsible and critical in the contents of their blog. These are recommended seminars and forums for bloggers to attend.

Seminar Series on
Blogging’s Therapeutic Benefits
On-line Groups
Say Hello to the Blogging Community
Popular bloggers and group bloggers will be given a chance to talk about their blogging experience
Blogging and Journalism
Practitioners' experiences

Forum Series on
Infringement Policies
Libel Policies
Participatory Journalism
Forum on Political Dangers of Blogging
Plagiarism is the most common violation in the media world. Plagiarism includes reproducing someone else’s work. It also includes the practice of employing another person to allter other person’s work. Bloggers should also give acknowledgment to their sources, especially to those opinions, graphic works, among many others.

Prepared for class discussion by Frances Geraldine Anne B. Dizon
and Dr Abe V Rotor
 Developmental Communication, Faculty of Arts and Letters
University of Santo Tomas

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