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9:43 pm on Apr 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

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What are blogs anyway? What are they used for? Can someone please explain or perhaps point me to an article or previous thread?
9:49 pm on Apr 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Jon_King, there were a couple of threads running around and I just Site Searched using 'blog' and found some interesting reading. You'll need to interpret the significance for yourself. :)

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The word blog is short for Weblog. A blog is simply a content system that allows for easy posting. After the blog is set up, all you have to do is log in, (some blogging software doesn't even require a log in) and write whatever is on your mind. A blog is like an online diary.

Bloggers like to link. They link to similar topics from within their posts and they link to other bloggers.

Some blogging software: Grey Matter Moveable Type

10:03 pm on Apr 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Related question: How is the word pronounced? One syllable as in blot, or two as in bee-log?
10:10 pm on Apr 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Jon, beyond offering a way to post your random musings, blog software also can offer a content management solution of sorts. Non-technical users can create an article in the blog interface and have it appear properly linked and displayed on the web site. Not quite Microsoft Content Manager, perhaps, but a price of free to $150 beats $40K per CPU, too. ;)
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In wich case I have a good for ya all'

If everyone starts blogging and start linking to a certain particular site all at the same time, will it increase that site's PR?

Google Guy are you around?

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11:17 pm on Apr 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I have to admit pendanticist I had read other threads on WW before this post. I was curious about other viewpoints...
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What are blogs anyway? What are they used for? Can someone please explain or perhaps point me to an article or previous thread?

Naturally, if you had stated: "I am curious about other viewpoints..." I would have answered quite differently by saying:

"From other posts I've read, it would seem that Blogs are the newest form of literary expression to emerge in years.

Some have even said (here at WebmasterWorld), that Blogs are a vast new resource of untouched literary talent (worth following) and they may very well have already made an indelible mark on the Internet."

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1:46 am on Apr 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Well thank you pendanticist for your comments even in light of my misdirected post.
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Jon_King,

Here's a read you might find interesting:

Sites are blogged down in controversy
[chicagotribune.com...]

2:24 pm on Apr 17, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Thank you so much Anon.

I'm starting to get the picture. We will do Google searches for topical blogs much like we do now for websites.

Sorting will be by topic, by BR (Blog rank).

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8:03 pm on Apr 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Google recently announced that they are purchasing Pyra's Blogger product ... [blogger.com...]

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8:18 pm on Apr 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Like diaries, most Blogs get forgotten about after 2 weeks.