Definition: A blog is a web site that contains text entries in reverse chronological order (most recent first) about a particular topic.

What This Means: Blogs serve many purposes from online newsletters to personal journals to “ranting and raving.” They can be written by one person or a group of contributors. Entries may contain commentary and links to other websites, images, as well as a search facility. A blog that includes video clips is a “video weblog” or “Vlog.” For an education agency, independent blogs can be sources of unofficial information that may contradict official views or statistics. Although some blogs invite feedback and comments from visitors, Internet newsgroup discussions, which started long before the web, tend to be more question-and-answer oriented.


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