What is a blog?

http://www.economist.com/surveys/displaystory.cfm?story_id=6794172
A personal online journal? No, they are not personal, but social, i.e. open to everyone or to a group of people.
Unedited voice of a single person, preferably an amateur...Dave Winer, a pioneer of many blog technologies.
Revolutionary way to communicate...Mena Trott, Six Apart founder.
Urge to connect and to converse (to communicate) with others is so basic that it stands next to life, liberty, and happiness!

A blog consists of "posts", entries by owner of the blog. A blog can be posted on a blogging service, or using a blogging service. A post can be either in text, hypertext, picture, or video format or anything in any format that blogging service supports. A post is identified with "permalink", an abstraction understood by the blogging service to identify and to locate the post.

A "blogroll" lists links to other blogs in the blogosphere that are relevant to this blog. In other words, the blogging service allows to link your blog with others in blogosphere. Sort of who all the blog owner relates to in such (or in blogosphere's) social order (if you will).
A "trackback" lists all the other blogs in the blogosphere that are linked to this blog. The blogging service adds to such trackback list whenever a new blogroll link is created by some blogger.
Blogroll and trackback features are complements of each other!

Other bloggers can post "comments" to a post.

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Someone explained "trackback" like following... \*\*\*\*\* If you wrote a blog entry inspired by someone else's, this allows you to send them a "trackback" ... Some blog servers keep these track backs and present them to the reader of the blog entry to which you sent the trackback ... How they do this differs, to some degree, from one server to the next ... \*\*\*\*\*

Posted by Ajit Sabnis on February 23, 2007 at 03:12 PM IST #

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