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A personal journal published on the Web. A weblog, or blog for short, can take many forms. Some are online scrapbooks for pasting links and quotes from items found on the Web; many act as personal diaries, often illustrated with digital snapshots; and some are more like digital soapboxes, providing a platform for airing opinions and commentary, either about the world at large or on a specialist interest. Some of these formats have been adapted for commercial publishing or marketing, or as a knowledge management tool, and other business adaptations have been suggested. The unifying theme is that the user (known as a blogger) adds entries using a simple online form in their browser, while the weblog publishing software takes care of formatting the page layout and creating archive pages, RSS feeds and other supporting functions.

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Loosely Coupled articles:

Blogging and the killer app
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For blogosphere, read globosphere
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Corporate weblogs
Does blogging have a role to play in how companies present themselves to the world?

Useful Web resources:

The History of Weblogs
A short history by Dave Winer, founder of Userland Software, one of the first weblog tools vendors.

weblogs: a history and perspective
Author Rebecca Blood's September 2000 account of how blogging got started.


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