What Is A Blog?
A blog (a contraction of the term “Web log”), is a site whose structure allows for the quick update from additions of so-called articles or “posts”. These are usually organized in reverse chronological order, focusing on the proposed theme of the blog, can be written by a variable number of people, according to political blog.
Many blogs provide commentary or news on a particular subject, while others function more like online diaries. A typical blog combines text, images and links to other blogs, web pages and media related to your theme. The ability of readers to leave comments in order to interact with the author and other readers is an important part of many blogs.
Some systems for creating and editing blogs are very attractive by offering facilities, providing its own tools that do not require knowledge of HTML. Most blogs are primarily textual, although some is focused on unique themes such as art, photography, videos, music or audio, forming a broad network of social media. Another format is micro-blogging, which consists of blogs with short texts.
In December 2007, blog search engine Technorati tracked the existence of more than 112 million blogs. With the advent of video blogging, the word “blog” has taken an even broader meaning, implying any kind of media where an individual to express his opinion or simply to dwell on any one topic.
The term “weblog” was coined by Jorn Barger on December 17, 1997. The abbreviation “blog”, in turn, was created by Peter Merholz, who jokingly broke up the word weblog to form the phrase we blog (“we blog”) on the sidebar of your blog Peterme.com in April or May 1999. Shortly thereafter, Evan Williams of Pyra Labs used “blog” as both noun and verb (“to blog” or “blogging”, meaning “to edit or post on a weblog) , applying the word “blogger” in conjunction with the Blogger service, Pyra Labs, which led to the popularization of the terms.
Blog – Origins
Before the blog format to become widely known, there were multiple formats of digital communities such as Usenet, commercial online services such as GEnie, Compuserve and Bix, and the mailing lists and Bulletim Board System (BBS). In 1990, discussion forums software like WebEx dialogs created via threads.
The current blog is an evolution of online journals where people kept constant information about their personal lives. These early blogs were simply components of sites, manually updated the very code of the page. The evolution of the tools that facilitated the production and maintenance of articles posted in chronological order facilitated the publishing process, helping greatly in popularizing the format. This led to the improvement of tools and suitable for hosting blogs.
Blog – Popularization
The message went on to shape the environment, when in early 2000, Blogger introduced an innovation – the perma link, known in Portuguese as a permanent link pointing or permanent – that would transform the profile of blogging. This ensured that the perma links to each publication in a blog has a permanent location – a URL – which could be referenced. Previously, the recovery files on blogs were only ensured by the free navigation (or chronological structuring). The perma link allowed so that bloggers could cite specific publications in any blog.
Then, hackers created programs comments apply to blog publishing systems that still did not offer such capability. The process of commenting on blogs has meant a democratization of publishing, thereby reducing barriers so that readers become writers.
The blogosphere, a term which represents the world of blogs, or blogs as a community or social network, grew at astonishing pace. In 1999 the number of blogs was estimated at less than 50, in late 2000, the estimate was a few thousand. Less than three years later the figure had jumped to about 4,000,000. Currently there are around 112 million blogs and about 120,000 are created daily, according to State of the Blogosphere study.
Components of the blog :
Blogger, a word created by Pyra Labs, is a Google service, which offers tools for editing and managing blogs, similar to WordPress. Blogger allows the hosting of an unlimited number of blogs on BlogSpot servers (similar to WordPress.com). Previously, you could host their own blogs on a server user, but currently, Blogger no longer supports publishing via FTP. Blogs hosted on BlogSpot include a navigation bar of Blogger, which can not be removed through some option in the Blogger interface. However, there are tutorials explaining how to remove it through a hack. The Blogger’s terms of service do not specify whether such action is a violation or not, but many service users choose to do it.
Blogger, the word, is used to describe one who writes blogs. The universe of bloggers (the sum of everything that is related to this group and this group itself) is known as the blogosphere. On August 31, commemorates the Day of the Blog (due to similarity of 8.31 date with the word blog), which aims to promote the discovery of new blogs and new bloggers.
Also known as “post”, the noun form of the verb “post” refers to a text entry made in a weblog / blog. The posts are traditionally arranged chronologically inverse order on the page, so that the most current information first appeared, or placed on the contrary, the oldest post appears first, with the option of the blogger.
An article should follow the theme proposed by the blog and, while allowing tremendous freedom opinionated, its contents are subject to the same legal rules from other sources so that its author might be legally liable for what you write. Currently, most blogs feature is compatible with the insertion of images, videos, audio in the articles.