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Blogging Tools Darlene Fichter darlene.fichter@usask.ca University of Saskatchewan Internet Librarian Monterey, CA November 5, 2003 Slide 2 Overview What are blogs? Blog features Hosted blogs Blog software Slide 3 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) Slide 4 Standard features Lets take a look beSpacific.com Accurate, focused law and technology news www.bespacific.com Slide 5 Blog post or entry Slide 6 Major Features Headline Time stamp Permanent link Archive options Categories Search RSS feeds Comments Ping Track back Email subscriptions Slide 7 Other features Long entries (newsletter) Comments Draft mode Off line editing Spellchecking Timed release Multiple blogs Track back Slide 8 Choosing a blogging solution Lots of options Dive in and try a few for free: Blogger, Onclave,Web Crimson TypePad Slide 9 Hosted locally or remotely Hosted Antville Blogger LiveJournal TypePad Local Server pMachine Movable Type Bloxsom Community Geekblog Onclave Slide 10 pMachine control panel Slide 11 Create a new entry Slide 12 Member profile page Slide 13 Movable Type add an entry Slide 14 Blogger add an entry Slide 15 Slide 16 Annotation support http://radio.weblogs.com/0107019/stories/2002/04/26/postLinkAndAnnotate.html Slide 17 RSS Slide 18 Client solutions Clients FogCreeks CityDesk, Windows http://www.fogcreek.com/CityDesk/ Eastgates Tinderbox, Macintosh http://www.eastgate.com/Tinderbox/ Slide 19 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 Slide 20 Market Share Blog CensusBlog Census, May 2003 Slide 21 Finding out more Weblogs Compendium www.lights.com/weblogs/ Library Weblogs www.libdex.com/weblogs/ Articles: Darlene Fichter - Blogging Your Life Away. ONLINE, May, 2001 [View][View] Darlene Fichter. Blogging Software for Intranet Applications. ONLINE, January 2003 Slide 22 Thank you! Darlene Fichter darlene.fichter@usask.ca University of Saskatchewan Library