Where is the value of blogs?
The word “Blog” (Blog or Weblog) is derived from the abbreviation of “Web Log”, which is a very simple and foolish way of publishing personal information. Allow anyone to complete the creation, publication and update of personal web pages just like registering, writing and sending free e-mails. If you compare a forum (BBS) to an open square, then a blog is your open private room. You can make full use of the characteristics of hypertext links, network interaction, and dynamic updates. In your “non-stop online navigation”, you can select and link the most valuable information, knowledge and resources in the global Internet; you can also take your personal work process , Life stories, thought history, flashing inspirations, etc. are recorded and released in time to give full play to your unlimited personal expression; you can also make friends, meet and gather friends, and conduct in-depth communication.
What is a blog? Definition and explanation
“Blog” is of course a term that is unfamiliar to everyone, because this Chinese name is still the product of Wang Junxiu’s brainstorming in Blog China. The English term of a blog is “Blog or Weblog” (which corresponds to Blogger when referring to a person). It is another typical new thing on the Internet, and it is impossible to find it if you consult the latest English dictionary. The term comes from the abbreviation of “Web Log”, which specifically refers to a special form of online personal publishing, in which the content is arranged in chronological order and is constantly updated.
However, because it is simple, it is very complicated to explain clearly. There are many different definitions, and one hundred people have one hundred opinions. There is a lack of rigorous definitions, and it has not been included in any major dictionaries. Therefore, it is better to brainstorm, let us first look at the meaning of this concept from various angles:
Blog (Blog) the most common term explanation
Blog (Blog, short for weblog, invented by Peter Merholz)
1. Nouns, sometimes called blog sites (web pages) for the sake of distinction. Refers to a specific form and format of online writing. A column composed of documents arranged in reverse chronological order, usually with supplementary materials on both sides, is frequently updated, and links are generally used extensively.
Generally there are war blogs (Warblog, invented by Matt Welch), diary blogs (Journal blog and Diary blog), knowledge blogs (Knowledge Log, Klog, K-Blog), news blogs (News blogs), expert blogs (Pundit blog), technology Blog (Tech blog), group blog (Group blog), mobile blog (Moblog), video blog (Videoblog), audio blog (Audioblog), photo blog (Fotolog), legal blog (Blawg), digest blog (Digest blog)
A lot of new vocabulary has also been derived from this, such as blog world (Blogosphere), blog elite (Blogerati), blog link (Blogroll), French blog (Froglogs), language blog (Linguablog) and kitten blog (Kittyblogger) Trivial content blog) etc.
2. Verbs, write articles on blogs.
Noun, someone who owns a blog site or writes on a blog.
Examples of rigorous definitions of blogs
“Marketing Glossary” describes a blog like this: “A blog is a web page, which is usually composed of short and frequently updated Posts; these posted articles are arranged in accordance with the year and date. The content of the blog is personally liked. Available from About companies, individuals, news, or the publication or posting of diaries, photos, poems, essays, or even science fiction. Many Blogs are the publication of things in the mind of an individual, and there are other impersonal Blogs, which are based on a group of people. A collective creation on a specific subject or field of common interest. Blogs seem to convey real-time messages to the Internet. The people who write these Weblogs or Blogs are called Bloggers or Blog writers.”
“Internet Translator” explains the concept of blog (Blogger) as:
Web Publishing, publishing, and posting (Post-when used as a noun, it refers to posted articles) articles are a rapidly growing network activity, and now there is even a special term used to refer to this kind of online publishing and publishing articles. There are nouns-Weblog, or Blog. A Blog is a web page, which is usually composed of short and frequently updated Posts; these posted articles are arranged in accordance with the year and date. The content and purpose of blogs are very different, from hyperlinks and comments to other websites, news about companies, individuals, and ideas, to diaries, photos, poems, essays, and even the publication or posting of science fiction. Many Blogs are the publication of what an individual thinks, while other Blogs are the collective creation of a group of people based on a specific theme or field of common interest. Blog seems to convey real-time information to the Internet. The person who writes these Weblogs or Blogs is called Blogger or Blog writer. The idea of blogging on the Internet started in 1998, but it didn’t really become popular until 2000. At first, Bloggers recorded their daily experience and opinions on the website and made them public for others to refer to and follow. But with the rapid expansion of Blogging, its purpose is far from the original. Thousands of Bloggers on the Internet currently have very different purposes for posting and blogging. However, because the communication method is simpler and easier than e-mail and discussion groups, Blog has become an increasingly popular communication tool between families, companies, departments and teams, because it has gradually been applied to the intranet of the enterprise. . There are many websites that allow netizens to set up accounts and publish Blogs.
Different types of people have different understandings and definitions of blogs
More image metaphors and definitions about blogs:
u The concept of blog is mainly reflected in three aspects: frequent updates (Frequency), conciseness (Brevity) and personalization (Personality) (Evan Williams)
u A blog is a speech website that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This kind of website provides unrestrained speech in a frank, wild, unreserved, thoughtful and strange way. (Explained by Peggy Noonan)
u Blog is the latest development trend on the Internet, and it is the fourth way of online communication after E-mail, BBS, and ICQ (IM).
u A blog is a coffee shop that uses indexed text to conduct conversations. (The Weblog Handbook by Rebecca Blood)
u A blog is the unedited voice of a person (Dave Winer)
u Blog (Weblog) is such a collection arranged in chronological order. The elements in the collection are independent thought bubbles that are publicly released and can be accessed through the Internet. Each piece of content in the blog is a blog. We were thinking about a snapshot of what we thought. (James Snell)
u Blog is to knowledge, as Napster is to music, and Linux is to software (Blog China)
u The blog represents “news media 3.0”: old media→→new media→→we media (Dan Gillmor)
u Blog is an open source movement for the media
u Blog is an open source movement of content
u Blog——Knowledge Economy 2.0 (Jiang Qiping)
u Blog is a “quick and easy-to-use knowledge management system” (Dylan Tweney)
u The blog is “Personal Homepage 2.0” (Blog China)
There are also bloggers’ chattering, which is also very enlightening:
u Blog is a new type of “collaborative media”
u A blog is a “non-stop online journey”
u A blog is a “personal online publication (community)”
u Blog is “Information Radar System in the Network”
u The blog is an “artificial search engine” and an “expert filter”
u Blog is a “self-organizing network ecology”
u The blog is a “grassroots reporter”…
u Blog is a personal “reader’s digest” in the Internet age
u Blog is a web diary with hyperlinks as a weapon
u Blog is the Magellan of the Information Age (Blog China)
u A blog is an information cow, eating “information grass” and squeezing out “information milk”.
u Blogs represent a new way of life and a new way of working, but also a new way of learning. Through the blog, let yourself learn a lot and let others learn more.
u Some people are excerpted news
u It is very “useful” because the information is classified, filtered and released
u Usually used to broadcast information
u A learning tool
u Simple enough for fools to build
u The most personal electronic diary…
u A form of frequent communication with small groups
u Isn’t it an HTML editor?
u The web comes out, it’s not a new thing
u Publish quickly/conveniently
u Frequently updated and even include places where profanity is vented, places where you talk to yourself
u It may be the development direction of the next generation of printed magazines, keep it updated at any time
u A good tool!
u It is just a short commentary of the author personally describing his life and daily events, of course, it also includes some interesting discoveries and recommended links to other websites
u Future online essays
u will develop and become a powerful and extremely cheap e-Learning tool
u Some people describe it as a radar system on the Internet
u Girl’s personal friend
“Blog China”‘s basic definition and understanding of the connotation of blogs
Blog is a “zero entry barrier” online personal publishing method, “zero entry barrier” mainly meets the “four zeros” conditions (zero editing, zero technology, zero cost, zero format).
The blog concept generally contains three elements (of course, there is no need to limit these definitions):
l The main content of the webpage is composed of numerous personal “posts” that are constantly updated;
l They are arranged in chronological order, and in reverse order, that is, the newest is placed on the top and the oldest is on the bottom;
l The content can be various themes, various appearance layouts and various writing styles, but the content of the article uses “hyperlinks” as an important way of expression.
The three main functions of blogs are:
l Individual free expression and publication;
l Knowledge filtering and accumulation;
l A new network method of in-depth communication.
However, to truly understand what a blog is, the best way is to practice it yourself immediately, and get real knowledge through practice. If you are still new to blogs, I suggest you go directly to a blog hosting website. First open a blog account of your own. It’s easier than registering email anyway, and it doesn’t cost a penny. If you feel boring, you can just throw it away.
Misunderstandings that the blog concept must clarify
A blog is not equal to a personal diary; a blog is not equal to a personal website. But blogs can be personal media, personal network navigation, and personal search engines.
Because the word Blog comes from “Web Log”, not “Web Diary”. The focus of the two is completely different.
Diary: Refers to an individual’s daily record of events, experiences, and observations. Personality, privacy, mainly for myself.
Log: nautical record, a record of the ship’s speed, journey, and all events on the ship that are meaningful to the voyage. Impersonal and public. Write mainly for others.
Therefore, a blog is a combination of individuality and publicity. Its essence is not mainly to express personal thoughts, not to record personal daily experiences; but from a personal perspective, taking the entire Internet as a vision, selecting and recording what you see on the Internet The wonderful content, to provide help for others, so that it has a higher shared value.
The core of the blog spirit is not self-entertainment or even personal freedom of expression. On the contrary, it embodies an altruistic shared spirit. Provide help to others. Personal diaries and personal websites mainly show the “small self”, while blogs show the “big self”. It may be close in form, but there are essential differences within. Therefore, in all excellent blog sites, the content that truly expresses the author is very limited, at most it is just embellishment, not the core like a personal website!
David Weinberger said: “The Internet teaches us this: we can not only be part of a large public group, but also maintain our individual faces. But this requires us to spend more time living in public places. On the Internet, The concept of diary has been externalized: there will be a public diary. In the future, it is possible that the obvious boundary between the public and private selves in the real world will gradually be corroded. Drop by drop.” He believes that in the future everyone will have at least 15 admirers. And blog is undoubtedly an important means to build personal influence.
Of course, blogging is a rapidly evolving form and a real grassroots force, so understanding blogs need not be too formal.