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1 Intro to Blogging Kevin Lim at ETC Source: Bloggers Dilemma by Cox & ForkumBloggers Dilemma by Cox & Forkum

2 Intro to Blogging Kevin Lim at ETC Welcome Introduction to Blogging Kevin Lim Educational Technology Center University at Buffalo (2 hour workshop)

3 Intro to Blogging Kevin Lim at ETC Obligatory Chart of Blogging Explosion Source: Technorati Weblog - State of the Blogosphere, February 2006 Part 1State of the Blogosphere, February 2006 Part 1

4 Intro to Blogging Kevin Lim at ETC Blogs vs. Mainstream Media Source: Technorati Weblog - State of the Blogosphere, February 2006 Part 2State of the Blogosphere, February 2006 Part 2

5 Intro to Blogging Kevin Lim at ETC Alex Halavais Blog A Professors Blog - Powered by Wordpress Source:

6 Intro to Blogging Kevin Lim at ETC Carolyns Blog COM515 Student Blog - Powered by Wordpress Source:

7 Intro to Blogging Kevin Lim at ETC This is my blog Kevin Lims Blog - Powered by Wordpress Source:

8 Intro to Blogging Kevin Lim at ETC The Blogging Process via Dave Pollards blogDave Pollards blog The Blogging Process via Dave Pollards blogDave Pollards blog Source:

9 Intro to Blogging Kevin Lim at ETC 1. What & Why Blogs 2. How to read blogs (demo) ~ 10 min break ~ 3. How to write blogs (demo) 4. Open Discussion Agenda Blogging Workshop

10 Intro to Blogging Kevin Lim at ETC Blog is short for Web Log A website with regular posts Displayed in reverse chronological order Has links, text, images, audio, video, etc Has a conversational style of writing Focuses on particular area of interest A blogger is a person who runs a blog Source: Wikipedia - BlogWikipedia - Blog What is a Blog? Beyond personal journals

11 Intro to Blogging Kevin Lim at ETC A blog… is easy to update (via a web form) automatically archives older content has a typical template structure usually has RSS feeds builds conversation (links, comments) lets you focus on content What is a Blog? Compared to a personal web page

12 Intro to Blogging Kevin Lim at ETC Blogs to document my life Blogs as commentary Blogs as catharsis Blogs as muse Blogs as community forum Source: Nardi, B.A., Schiano, D.J., Gumbrecht, M., & Swartz, L. (2004). Why we blog. Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery, 47(12), (pdf available)pdf available Why Do We Blog? Motivations for blogging

13 Intro to Blogging Kevin Lim at ETC For me, Im blogging to… Filter relevant information (knowledge) Build myself as an expert in my field Expand my social network Why Do I Blog? Practical reasons for blogging

14 Intro to Blogging Kevin Lim at ETC Anatomy of a Blog How to identify the interactive parts

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18 Intro to Blogging Kevin Lim at ETC Blogosphere - entire blogging community Moblog - mobile blogging via phone / PDA Permalink - permanent link to blog post Trackback - incoming links to a blog post RSS - Really Simple Syndication (of content) Source: Blog Language Cheatsheet for newbie bloggers

19 Intro to Blogging Kevin Lim at ETC Text Based on Dions RSS illustration at RSS the plumbing of our living web

20 Intro to Blogging Kevin Lim at ETC Reading Blogs via NetNewsWire: Mac-based RSS Newsreader Source:

21 Intro to Blogging Kevin Lim at ETC Reading Blogs via Bloglines: web-based RSS Newsreader Source:

22 Intro to Blogging Kevin Lim at ETC Reading Blogs (Demo) via Preetam Rais Bloglines TutorialPreetam Rais Bloglines Tutorial Reading Blogs (Demo) via Preetam Rais Bloglines TutorialPreetam Rais Bloglines Tutorial

23 Intro to Blogging Kevin Lim at ETC BREAK (10 minutes) feel free to ask questions

24 Intro to Blogging Kevin Lim at ETC Blog Software Comparison Are you using the right blogging tool? Source:

25 Intro to Blogging Kevin Lim at ETC Writing Blogs (Demo) via Redmonk - Start a Blog (using Blogger)Redmonk - Start a Blog (using Blogger) Writing Blogs (Demo) via Redmonk - Start a Blog (using Blogger)Redmonk - Start a Blog (using Blogger)

26 Intro to Blogging Kevin Lim at ETC act of discovery - meaning to writing transparent - instant gratification non-hierarchical - democratic potential for passion - ownership open to public - real recognition collective intelligence - collaborative permanence - searchable resource Class Blogging Benefits to blogging for your class

27 Intro to Blogging Kevin Lim at ETC 1. Start by blogging - risks < rewards 2. Connect students - via blogs, facebook 3. Collaborate - via comments, trackbacks 4. Blog assignments - let ego motivate 5. Be lazy - let students take the lead Getting Started Opening up your class / research

28 Intro to Blogging Kevin Lim at ETC Source: Getting Started Handbook for Bloggers & Cyber-Dissidents

29 Intro to Blogging Kevin Lim at ETC These references are also available at: What makes a Weblog a Weblog? Educational Blog Links Redmonk - Start a Blog (using Blogger) Additional Blogger Templates A Beginner's Guide to Trackbacks References Related Blog Readings

30 Intro to Blogging Kevin Lim at ETC Blogs & Wikis: contributing to the e-dialog Recordings of an ETC Discussion Forum held on September 28th, 2005, provided by Professor Alex Halavais Weblogs and collaborative web publishing as learning spaces. Halavais, A. (In press). In J. Weiss, J. Nolan, and P. Trifonas (Eds.), International Handbook of Virtual Learning Environments. Springer. Handbook for Bloggers and Cyberdissidents Reporters Without Borders. Communities of practice: Learning, meaning, and identity. Cambridge University Press. Wenger, E. (1998). References Related Blog Readings

31 Intro to Blogging Kevin Lim at ETC References Related RSS Readings HOW TO: Getting Started with RSS BBC: Really Simple Syndication Technorati: What is RSS Preetam Rai: Using Bloglines and-some-news-and-some-podcasts-and-some-flickrs-photos-etc-etc/ and-some-news-and-some-podcasts-and-some-flickrs-photos-etc-etc/ RamblingLibrarian: 10 Points on Blogs & RSS newsfeeds


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