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1 THE BLOGOSPHERE; AN INTRODUCTION

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2 What is a BLOG. A BLOG is the concatenation of two words...weB and LOG A BLOG is a Web site, 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. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog (9/25/2008)?

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3 How big is the Blogosphere? Stats, above, as of November, 2007 26.4 BLOGS in US – March, 2008

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6 Why Do you BLOG - Survey

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7 BLOGGING topics; Survey

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8 BLOG SEARCHING SITES: http://blogsearch.google.com/?hl=en&utm_source=AdWords&utm_campaign=us-ha-en-blogsearch&utm_term=blogger%20search&utm_medium=cpc&utm_content=googleblogsearch http://www.blogdigger.com/index.html BLOG critics: http://blogcritics.org/ http://blogcritics.org/

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9 Creating a BLOG in a few minutes. It's FREE. Go to http://blogger.com ThomasPitre@gmail.com

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12 Note the publish post button http://spcugtest.blogspot.com/ http://spcugtest.blogspot.com/

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13 This is what we see AFTER we PUBLISH our post. This is the BLOG as seen with your browser when you point your web browser to: http://spcugtest.blogspot.com/

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15 LAYOUT CHOICES http://sequimpcs.blogspot.com/

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17 MICRO BLOGGING -Brief updates in text, to be viewed by anyone or a restricted group chosen by the user. -Updates can be submitted by messaging, email, or the web. -The most popular service is twitter at: http://twitter.com. Pownce at http://pownce.com is another micro blog.

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18 A BLOG bonus. You can email posts to your blog. After you create a BLOG, you can use settings to set up a BlogSend address. This will allow you to use a special email address to send postings to your BLOG. The special email address for our test BLOG is: Just send an email, including picture, to the email address ABOVE. ATTACH pictures to the email file.

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19 Sample – Introduction to BLOGS Thomas Pitre, September, 2008 Copyright, T. Pitre, Sequim, WA Credits: Graphs: http://technorati.com/blogging/state-of-the-blogosphere/the-what-and-why-of-blogging/

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