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  • Blogging Basics Darlene Fichter darlene.fichter@usask.ca University of Saskatchewan Computers In Libraries Washington, DC March 14, 2004
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  • Overview What are blogs? Blog features Hosted blogs Blog software
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  • What is it? Blog/ Weblog is a web page containing brief entries arranged chronologically Can be a a journal or diary, Whats New page or links to other web sites To me, the blog concept is about three things: Frequency, Brevity, and Personality. Evan Williams (creator of Blogger)
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  • Terminology Blogger person who maintains a blog Blogging the act of creating a blog Blogrolling moving form blog to blog Blogrolodex a listing of other blogs Blawgs, Klogs, Trackback, Ping, Permalink, See discussion of terminology on MetaFilter
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  • Why blogs? 2000-2003 Tools that made it easy to publish No need to know HTML No need to know FTP Anywhere, anytime Blogs are currently the province of the young, with 92.4% of blogs created by people under the age of 30.
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  • Blogging demo 1. Login in to an account on www.blogger.com 2. Create a new entry. 3. Post and publish
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  • 1. Login
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  • 2. Add a new entry
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  • 3. Post and publish
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  • View your web site
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  • Standard features Lets take a look beSpacific.com Accurate, focused law and technology news www.bespacific.com
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  • Blog post or entry
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  • Features Headline Time stamp Permanent link Categories Search RSS feeds
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  • Other features Long entries (newsletter) Comments Draft mode Off line editing Spellchecking Timed release Multiple blogs Track back
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  • Choosing a blogging solution Lots of options Dive in and try a few for free: Blogger, Onclave,Web Crimson
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  • Hosted locally or remotely Hosted Antville Blogger LiveJournal TypePad Local Server PMachine Movable Type Bloxsom Community/Portal Geekblog Onclave
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  • Market Share Blog CensusBlog Census, May 2003
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  • Client solutions Clients FogCreeks CityDesk, Windows http://www.fogcreek.com/CityDesk/ Eastgates Tinderbox, Macintosh http://www.eastgate.com/Tinderbox/
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  • Just a few of the factors Types of blog Features and functions Server platform Unix or Windows or MAC IT help Scripting languages Security and privacy Blogging Software for Intranet Applications. ONLINE, January 2003
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  • Finding out more Weblogs Compendium www.lights.ca/weblogs/ Library Weblogs www.libdex.com/weblogs/ Articles: Blogging Your Life Away. ONLINE, May, 2001 Blogging Software for Intranet Applications. ONLINE, January 2003 Why and How to Use Blogs to Promote Your Library's Services, Marketing Library Services, Nov/Dec 2003 Why and How to Use Blogs to Promote Your Library's Services
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  • Thank you! Darlene Fichter darlene.fichter@usask.ca University of Saskatchewan Library