blogging method by which the author does not create posts in text but (generally) in the audio MPEG-3 format and makes them available for download from the blogsite.
*Audioblogging started gaining popularity recently in 2003. Most bloggers use this as a platform to spread their self-created music or more obscure (‘indie’, non-mainstream) music in addition to their posts which are read out loud, like radio broadcasts.
automated method of podcasting that allows both bloggers and blog readers to generate audio versions
used to describe blogs that are nothing but advertising or marketing, often generated mechanically.
blog post consisting of a request or appeal to readers.
*Colloquial term derived from the words ‘blog’ and ‘beg’.
- Blog |bläg|
to edit (or update) or add new material to a weblog.
*A shorter version of the word ‘weblog’, which was popularized by Peter Merholz when he split the original term into the phrase ‘we blog’ on his own weblog.
- Blog Client
software to manage blog(s) from operating system without need to launch web browser software.
*A typical blog client has more features than an online editor, such as spell-checkers and more options for advanced content creation and editing. A few examples of these are WordPress and Movable Type.
August 31st special event.
*On BlogDay every year, bloggers from all over the world post a recommendation of 5 new blogs, preferably, blogs different from their own culture, point of view and attitude. Most bloggers use BlogDay to explore other bloggers’ blogrolls.
- Blog Feed
XML-based file for a blog which allows it to be read in another format.
*The XML-based file in which the blog hosting software places a machine-readable version of the blog so that it may be "syndicated" for further distribution on the web. Formats such as RSS and Atom are used to structure the XML file.
- Blog Hopping
to follow the links from one blogroll or blog entry to another.
- Blog Site
blog URL, which can be either
1. Dedicated domain
(e.g. “blogname.blogspot.com” or “blogname.livejournal.com” or “xanga.com/blogname”)
3. Embedded within a website
person who authors and updates a weblog.
Blogger, created by Pyra Labs, is a service that provides Web-based tools used by individuals to publish weblogs on the World Wide Web. As of 2004, Pyra Labs is owned by Google.
- Blogosphere |ˈblägəˌsfi(ə)r|
the collective term encompassing all weblogs or blogs, referring to them as a community or a social network.
*Weblogs are interconnected; bloggers read others' blogs, link to them, reference them in their own writing, and post comments on each others' blogs. Because of this, the interconnected blogs have grown their own culture.
collection of links to other weblogs.
*Blogrolls are often found on the front page sidebar of most weblogs.
someone who refuses to respond to comments on their blog from those outside their circle of friends.
to describe a large amount of activity, information and opinion erupting around a particular subject in the blogosphere.
the alternative news and information network growing up around weblogs and user-driven content mechanisms.
*In a nutshell, it is a play on the term “mainstream”, and describes the alternative network of blogs delivering news and information instead of other more established channels.
- Body |ˈbädē|
main body containing weblog post contents.
recognition or quotation from another blog or blogger.
text note left on a post to indicate readers’ feelings and thoughts on the post.
- Comment Spam
flooding a blog with advertising comments.
*A serious problem that requires banning tools or password protection for blogs.
- Dark Blog
non-public blog, generally password-protected or behind a firewall.
a fake blog.
*A combination of “fake” and “blog”.
the network of all networks; the medium through which blogs derive their existence.
- Merholz, Peter
person who is credited with starting up the first blog in history.
blogs authored by members of the armed forces.
*Derived from the combination of “military” and “blog”.
blogs authored on the move, generally through mobile phones by sending SMS or MMS messages.
- Movable Type
popular blog editing program. See also WordPress.
to create and maintain two or more blogs simultaneously.
individual or organization that creates and maintains two or more blogs simultaneously.
permanent link to the URL of a single post.
blog whose content is mainly of photos.
alert in the TrackBack system that notfifies original author when someone else writes an entry concerning the original post.
posting audio and video material on a blog’s RSS feed for readers to download and listen to.
*This is a break from traditional text methods of supplying information – podcasts are gaining popularity as an alternative to the text-and-jpg method of blogging.
- Post |pōst|
the unit of measurement for blog content.
style of writing.
*Derived from the poetic device “quatrain”, and hence denotes an extremely irritating style of writing by which every other word rhymes and each line contains a set number of syllables.
Really Simple Syndication.
*Alternative means of accessing the vast amount of information available on the internet. Instead of browsing the websites directly, information is sent to the user instead.
- RSS Aggregator
software or online service allowing a blogger to access and read an RSS feed.
- RSS Feed
file containing a blog’s latest posts and updates. Read by an RSS aggregator and shows when a blog has been updated.
blogs designed to engineer rumours and discussion by posting various shocking content – i.e porn, violence, etc.
blog composed entirely of spam, or which has no “written value”.
- Title: Main title of web log post
means whereby different weblogs/websites can notify each other to inform each other of citations and/or related resources.
*Trackback is a system implemented by Movable Type and later adopted by other blogging tools, that allows a blogger to see who has seen the original material and created a separate article concerning it.
blog commenter whose sole purpose is to attack the views expressed on the blog. Verbosity ranges from eloquent to outright vulgar.
the act of foraging for video on the internet and sharing it with others.
*Derived from the words “forage” and “video”.
online publication with regular posts and updates.
popular blog editing tool. See also Movable Type.
blogging service. See also Blogger.
Extensible Markup Language. Used for information exchange.