Lesson 1: Blogs
One of the major Web 2.0 themes is blogs. Simply put, a blog is a type of website that arranges information in reverse chronological order. A blog resemble an online journal or diary because each entry (referred to as a “post”) includes the date and time. Also, a blog “self-archives” its content automatically.
You may have been viewing a blog and not been aware that you were doing so; in fact, if you are reading this text right now, you are looking at a blog!
Another example of a blog is AHML Staff Choices, which highlights good reads from library employees’ perspectives.
Individuals and organizations use blogs to express themselves and share information.
Blogs can also foster interaction and community because they allow for “comments“.
Your first assignment:
Add a comment - - be it a remark, an observation, a suggestion, a question, an answer, a reply to another individual - - to this very blog:
Scroll down to the bottom of this entry and click on the “comment” link.
You’ll then see text that says “Leave a Reply” as well as a large box that you can type text in.
Enter your comment.
Then, you’ll be asked to enter a code - - i.e., a series of letters and numbers (referred to as a CAPTCHA). This code, by the way, prevents automated software from posting, say, product sales and announcements.
Last, click on the “Submit Comment” button.
Someone from AHML will chime in and respond to your comments and answer questions when appropriate.