Introduction to Blogs

January 5, 2007

First Assignment

Borsch, Steve – The Rise of Participation Culture
Good, Robin – Blogs, Wikis, etc:
How the Web Is Transforming Itself
Good, Robin –
Introduction to Blogs, How the Web Is Transforming Itself


This provided simple definitions for distinctions among Weblogs that I wasn’t even aware existed.

“Basically, two major sorts of weblogs can be distinguished: diaries or personal journals and filters. Journals amount to approximately seventy percent of all blogs, and filters to about ten to fifteen percent. In the first class of blogs, authors keep readers informed on their work, a social life, they posted holiday photos, etc… Filters are collections of links to external web-sites that are supplemented with abstracts or brief comments on the contents of the corresponding page.” (Good)


I found this little statistic interesting. Before I started college I spent much more time watching TV than I did online. Very rarely did I surf the web. Then after I started college I never had time to watch TV and virtually stopped all Television consumption while at school. Instead I began to use the Internet for everything, from class work to entertainment.

“According to Forrester Research’s most recent North American Consumer Technology Adoption Study, people ages 18 to 26 spend more time online than watching TV and are adopting new technology faster than any other generation. Because of that, they tend to be more receptive to blog, podcast and mobile-web ads.” (Borsch)


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