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  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Form

    • Blogs
  • Variants

    • MABs (Multi-author blogs)
    • Multi-author blogs
    • Web logs
    • Weblogs
  • Broader Terms

  • Closely Matching Concepts from Other Schemes

  • Sources

    • found: Art & architecture thesaurus online, July 26, 2014(blogs. Short for 'Web logs' or 'weblogs:' a Web site that functions as an online journal or diary, most often maintained by a single person, but also by groups with common interests. Commentary, images, sound, or video files are posted regularly with the most recent entry appearing first. Blogs may focus on a particular area of interest and contain links to content on external Web pages. Blogs usually have archives of all past entries, with links between similar items of interest. They originated in the United States in 1997 as a few online journals, and became popular ca. 2002, when software designed specifically for creating and maintaining blogs was introduced. For files storing detailed requests from Web servers use 'Web logs.')
    • found: Reitz, J.M. ODLIS : online dictionary for library and information science, July 26, 2014(blog See: Weblog; Weblog: A Web page that provides frequent continuing publication of Web links and/or comments on a specific topic or subject (broad or narrow in scope), often in the form of short entries arranged in reverse chronological order, the most recently added piece of information appearing first. Also spelled Web log)
    • found: Merriam-Webster online, Sept. 9, 2014(blog: a Web site that contains online personal reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer; also : the contents of such a site; short for Weblog)
    • found: Wikipedia, Sept. 9, 2014(A blog is a website where entries are written in chronological order and commonly displayed in reverse chronological order. A blog (a truncation of the expression weblog) is a discussion or informational site published on the World Wide Web and consisting of discrete entries ("posts") typically displayed in reverse chronological order (the most recent post appears first). Until 2009 blogs were usually the work of a single individual, occasionally of a small group, and often covered a single subject. More recently "multi-author blogs" (MABs) have developed, with posts written by large numbers of authors and professionally edited. MABs from newspapers, other media outlets, universities, think tanks, advocacy groups and similar institutions account for an increasing quantity of blog traffic.)
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