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 Blogging Tools


      Darlene Fichter
 darlene.fichter@usask.ca
University of Saskatchewan

                    November 5, 2003
                      Overview

   What are blogs?
   Blog features
   Hosted blogs
   Blog software
                                     What is it?

Blog/ Weblog is
 a web page containing brief entries
  arranged chronologically
 Can be a a journal or diary, ‘What’s
  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)
                     Standard features

   Let’s take a look
   beSpacific.com
       Accurate, focused law and
        technology news
       www.bespacific.com
Blog post or entry
                          Major Features

   Headline             Comments
   Time stamp           Ping
   Permanent link       Track back
   Archive options      Email
   Categories            subscriptions
   Search
   RSS feeds
                      Other features

   Long entries (newsletter)
   Comments
   Draft mode
   Off line editing
   Spellchecking
   Timed release
   Multiple blogs
   Track back
Choosing a blogging solution

   Lots of options
   Dive in and try a few for free:
       Blogger, Onclave,Web Crimson
       TypePad
                        Hosted locally
                          or remotely
   Hosted
       Antville
                       Community
       Blogger
                       •Geekblog
       LiveJournal
       TypePad        •Onclave
   Local Server
       pMachine
       Movable Type
       Bloxsom
pMachine control panel
Create a new entry
Member profile page
Movable Type add an entry
Blogger add an entry
                                  Annotation support




http://radio.weblogs.com/0107019/stories/2002/04/26/postLinkAndAnnotate.html
RSS
                             Client solutions

   Clients
       FogCreek’s CityDesk, Windows
            http://www.fogcreek.com/CityDesk/
       Eastgate’s Tinderbox, Macintosh
            http://www.eastgate.com/Tinderbox/
            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
                   Market Share




Blog Census, May 2003
                          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]
       Darlene Fichter. Blogging Software for Intranet
        Applications. ONLINE, January 2003
                                   Thank you!
   Darlene Fichter
    darlene.fichter@usask.ca
    University of Saskatchewan Library

								
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