Curated by: Luigi Canali De Rossi

Sunday, April 18, 2004

Blogs In Education: What 's A Blog? Why Would I Want One? How Do I Get One?

"Don't let a lack of technical skill stop you from contributing to the internet! Blogs are the easy way for anyone to publish online. It's estimated that there are over 4 million blogs worldwide. You could say they are delivering the "democratisation" of the internet that has been promised for so long. "Blog" is short for "web log." In the beginning blogs were web journals containing comments and links to other websites that the writer, or "blogger," found fascinating, weird or funny. These days blogs are more likely to be personal musings about the blogger's everyday life or a topic that interests them. Blogs offer a voice to those outside the mainstream media, and as a result offer readers access to other perspectives on events and issues. Some mainstream news outlets have responded to the "threat" of blogs by setting up their own personal, instant online diaries."



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posted by Robin Good on Sunday, April 18 2004, updated on Tuesday, May 5 2015

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