Documentation:Social Web Tools/Weblog

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Weblog

Description: [from Wikipedia ] A blog (a contraction of the term weblog) is a type of website, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video.

Examples:

Uses:

Blogging allows you to share your thoughts, views, ideas, observations and learnings via an online journal of sorts. Most blogging applications allow you to upload your own (or other shared) media files. An important feature of blogging is that (through reader comments) it allows you to build a community of people who are interested in what you write and you want you to read what they write. Blogs can come in many flavors and have many uses beyond the single author, journal type blog. It may look like a website or a portfolio. It may include many authors or just one. It can be about text or just images.

UBC Supported:

CTLT is supporting the WordPress Multi-User platform for UBCBlogs and Sites.

UBC In Practice:

Learn More:

Blogger/Blogspot provide a short tour discussing what a blog actually is and what it can be used for at the following link: Blog Tour.

Here's a list of 40+ free blog hosts.