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1 Blogging Tools Darlene Fichter University of Saskatchewan Internet Librarian Monterey, CA November 5, 2003

2 Overview What are blogs? Blog features Hosted blogs Blog software

3 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)

4 Standard features Let’s take a look beSpacific.com Accurate, focused law and technology news

5 Blog post or entry

6 Major Features Headline Time stamp Permanent link Archive options Categories Search RSS feeds Comments Ping Track back subscriptions

7 Other features Long entries (newsletter) Comments Draft mode Off line editing Spellchecking Timed release Multiple blogs Track back

8 Choosing a blogging solution Lots of options Dive in and try a few for free: Blogger, Onclave,Web Crimson TypePad

9 Hosted locally or remotely Hosted Antville Blogger LiveJournal TypePad Local Server pMachine Movable Type Bloxsom Community Geekblog Onclave

10 pMachine control panel

11 Create a new entry

12 Member profile page

13 Movable Type add an entry

14 Blogger add an entry

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16 Annotation support

17 RSS

18 Client solutions Clients FogCreek’s CityDesk, Windows Eastgate’s Tinderbox, Macintosh

19 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

20 Market Share Blog CensusBlog Census, May 2003

21 Finding out more Weblogs Compendium Library Weblogs Articles: Darlene Fichter - Blogging Your Life Away. ONLINE, May, 2001 [View][View] Darlene Fichter. Blogging Software for Intranet Applications. ONLINE, January 2003

22 Thank you! Darlene Fichter University of Saskatchewan Library


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