Blogging and Microblogging – UMaine

November 17th, 2011

blog is a style of website where part or all is updated with new content from time to time.

Although Blogs are usually maintained by one person with regular posts some blogs are maintained by groups such as the blog, which is kept by MLTI.

Entries are usually displayed in reverse-chronological order, with the latest post having prominent display. Blog can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.

Although not all, most good blogs are interactive, allowing guests to leave comments and sometimes even to message each other. It is interactivity that distinguishes blogs from static websites.

Many blogs focus on a particular subject, others act as personal diaries and still others exist that do not fit these descriptions.

A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs or websites.  Most blogs are primarily textual, although some focus on specifics such as art (art blog), photographs (photoblog), videos (video blogging or vlogging), music (MP3 blog), and audio (podcasting).

Microblogging is another type of blogging, featuring very short posts.


  1. Judi
    November 18th, 2011 at 11:31 | #1

    We blog at the James F. Doughty School about the books we are reading!nn Pratt (teacherleader JFDS, Bangor)

  2. David Bridges
    November 18th, 2011 at 11:38 | #2

    AQ Hutton: “Who is helping our students create digital footprints?”

    November 18th, 2011 at 11:48 | #3

    Blog examples from SeDoMoCha…nn

  4. Aedwards
    November 18th, 2011 at 11:54 | #4

    Our digital footprint is our responsibility to create, maintain, mend and expand. Digital citizenship is a K-12 responsibility.nnMicroblogging…interesting.nnAndrea E

  5. Iris
    November 18th, 2011 at 11:55 | #5

    Here’s a blog being used as a classroom website.nn

  6. David Bridges
    November 18th, 2011 at 12:02 | #6

    Off topic app discussions…cool apps for learningnn letter recognition)

  7. David Bridges
    November 18th, 2011 at 12:10 | #7

    #adv2014 – follow the feed from the iPad workshop in Auburn!

  8. Judi
    November 18th, 2011 at 12:10 | #8

    It would be awesome to reorganize all of the different categories (ie. blogging, video sharing) and put them in one place.

  9. Blocke
    November 18th, 2011 at 12:44 | #9

    Thanks, Annemarie – lots of great ideas

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