Monday, March 15, 2010

What I Have Learned From Blogs

What is a blog? This abbreviated phrase come from the term “web log.” Blogs can be used for a variety of things such as a diary, journal, or a tool used to establish an on-line community providing a vast selection of topics people may be interested in. As the internet and technology progress, many people can believe that blogs are revolutionizing writing, and create a better way for people to express themselves.

Blogs are important in the world today because you can find a blog on any topic. Whether you are interested in sports, video games, or the news, you can find a blog based off any topic. Johny writes “The popularity of blogs is continuing to grow. According to recent statistics from the blog-tracking site Technorati, the blogosphere has doubled every six months for the last three years. That's 175,000 new blogs per day worldwide. Technorati added its fifty millionth blog on July 31, 2006.”

Before taking this class, I was familiar the term “blog,” but I never chose to pay any attention to them. I am interested in skateboarding, and throughout the course I choose to follow a blog on the latest news in skateboarding. I check the blog several times throughout the week, and I find it very amazing how you much effort people can put into these writings.

A good thing about blogs is that anyone can write one. Blogs are very important to shy people as well. There are several people in the world who have ideas but may be too shy to express themselves. Blogs provide the gift to allow anyone to creatively express themselves freely, where many people can read and comment on their thoughts. Many blogs often include pictures or video, which also helps the reader grasp a better understanding of what the writer is trying to say. The structure of a blog is more attractive than an essay to many viewers, and people will be more willing to spend their time reading a blog post.

Blogs are created and spread throughout the world daily, and the trend seems to grow. Many people use the internet and blogs as an alternative to the radio or newspapers, simply because they can be updated several times a day. Talbot writes,"The media, in its wonder of its instantaneous way petty thought can now reach the Web has forgotten that personal publishing on the Web has always been possible;it's now just a lot easier than before. You may access a blog on any computer, and you can stay aware of the latest news all over the world. Blogs can be very educational and resourceful. They bring vital concerns of problems that may occur in the world such as global warming and terrorism for the world to experience.

Based off of these reasons, you can see how blogs can have a significant impact on the world. This piece of technology is creating a more interesting way for people to express themselves, and enhances the ability to connect with other people’s feeling or news around the world.

Talbot, Neale. "Blogs...." We've Got Blog
         MA:Perseus Pub. 130-132

1 comment:

  1. And you have adapted to the genre quite well, Antonio. Your posts have been concise yet smart and detailed. Bravo.