The Blog Page


"A blog is a user-generated website where entries are made in journal style and displayed in a reverse chronological order.

Blogs often provide commentary or news on a particular subject, such as food, politics, or local news; some function as more personal online diaries. A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, web pages, and other media related to its topic. The ability for readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs. Most blogs are primarily textual although some focus on photographs (photoblog), sketchblog, videos (vlog), or audio (podcasting), and are part of a wider network of social media.

The term "blog" is derived from "Web log." "Blog" can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog."


Blog Definition from Wikipedia


Videoblog, a portmanteau combining video, web, and log, (usually shortened to vlog) is a blog that includes video. Regular entries are typically presented in reverse chronological order and often combine embedded video or a video link with supporting text, images, and other metadata.

Vlogs often take advantage of web syndication to allow for the distribution of video over the Internet using either the RSS or Atom syndication formats, for automatic aggregation and playback on mobile devices and personal computers. See video podcast.

Though many vlogs are collaborative efforts, the majority of vlogs and vlog entries are authored by individuals.


Notes from Class Presentations

Screencast: Using the Tools: How Millenials Use the World Wide Web ( - Jami Schwarzwalder
Viewed by RoseMary on February 10 (Blip TV was a combination of a Power Point slide show with an audio file narration.)

This screencast focused on Millenials and their uses of the Internet. Millenials are defined as those born between 1980 and 2000. The Millenial population is 28.6% of the population, nearly as many as Baby Boomers. Millenials have grown up with cell phones, video games and the Internet. The following are ways the Millenials are using the Internet with examples.

Online communities- World of Warcraft
Online journals- LiveJournal, MySpace, Facebook
Podcasts- audio blog files posted on the internet., like online radio
Youtube- video blog, recreating music videos, machinima
Forums and listservs- forums are arranged by topic
Fan Fiction - enhance rewrite and continue favorite stories.
Web comics

Millenials are sharing their experiences of life. Interest based, not locality based grouping. Internet activities unifying people, to meet people with the same interests:
Art- online studios, css styles, photography, avatars
Gaming-MMORPGs, immerse yourself in the role playing game world with other people; Console; Tabletop
Movies-Hollywood, Anime, Filmmaking
Music- listen, create. iPods make people feel always connected
Life- equality and freedom online, different from school, home, community. a 4th place.

Blog Uses


Post a Link to Your Blog Here

Coshocton Public Library Teen News []
Mary Ann Laun's Sabbatical leave blog []
OhioYaLibrarian's "Using the Web to Support YA Services in Libraries" Blog []

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