The Blogs 2314 Park, Hae-Chang Index Definition Origination Functions Types Korean Service Providers Bibliography Appendix Definition of Blog A blog (a contraction of the term "weblog") is a type of website, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse- chronological order. "Blog" can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog. Origination of ‘blog’ The term "weblog" was coined by Jorn Barger on 17 December 1997. The short form, "blog," was coined by Peter Merholz, who jokingly broke the word weblog into the phrase we blog in the sidebar of his blog Peterme.com in April or May 1999. Shortly thereafter, Evan Williams at Pyra Labs used "blog" as both a noun and verb ("to blog," meaning "to edit one's weblog or to post to one's weblog") and devised the term "blogger" in connection with Pyra Labs' Blogger product, leading to the popularization of the terms. Functions of blog Many blogs provide commentary or news on a particular subject; others 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. Types of blog Personal blogs Corporate or organizational blogs By genre Personal Blogs Examples: .dum vita est, spes est Sengoku님의 이글루 bling bling하게 살자 Corporate or organizational blogs Examples: 엔티 노벨 담당네 이글루랍니다 LG전자 블로그 The blog GM대우 Talk By genre (Niche blog) Examples: 다인의 편의점 이것저것 콰트로군의 자동차이야기 신무바이 에반게리온&건프라 SHOW Korean blog service providers Naver blog (http://section.blog.naver.com/) Daum blog(http://blog.daum.net/) TextCube(http://www.textcube.org/) Tistory(http://www.tistory.com/) Egloos(http://www.egloos.com/) Etc. Bibliography http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog http://ko.wikipedia.org/wiki/블로그 http://j4blog.tistory.com/916 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niche_Blog Appendix1; You can measure value of your blog! 블로그얌(http://www.blogyam.co.kr/) Stimator(http://stimator.com/) 아후!코리아 블로그 랭킹 (http://kr.blog.yahoo.com/search_blog/4 688) Web Scouter(http://ja.webscouter.net/) Appendix2; You can see the place of visitors. ClusterMaps (http://www.clustermaps.com) FlagCounter(http://flagcounter.com) Paran지역정보 위젯 (http://local.paran.com/widget/?p_eye=l ocal^widget^fnc^loc^paranwidget) .etc.