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Thursday, May 08, 2003
BlogTalk paper: draft version goes on-line
Draft version of my BlogTalk paper (.doc, 130K) is on-line. Comments, suggestions and criticism are welcome (papers can be improved till the conference).
Improvement suggestions I received/though about about so far:
- Will do
- Adding frequencies of answers to the results
- Improve page layout (make sure that tables do not span two pages and so on) - depends on the final requirements for the print version
- Would like to do (if time allows)
- Better description of the data presented
- Adding broader categories to group results in tables (e.g. categories in the blogging motivation list could be probably grouped as "experimentation", "improving personal information/knowledge management", "community-oriented")
- Follow-up analysis (e.g. given the fact that some bloggers say that tools are easy and others that they are difficult, I could compare other responses of these two groups to find a better explanation)
- Not sure
- Removing references to questions from the text
- For each table add links to "raw responses"
Four things we do with weblogs
Few weeks ago I made a presentation for my colleagues about weblogs. It was an introductory talk for a quite technical audience. I'm waiting for an agreement to make this presentation public, but I hope that it's not a problem if I provide here a piece of it.
In the presentation I distinguish between four things you can do with weblogs and explain how it is done. These four things (without screenshots and with only a few links) are below.
- Weblog usually has
- Posts, usually arranged in a reverse-chronological order
- Often it’s possible to add a comment to each post
- Each post has permalink, permanent URL for linking
- Pages with all posts for the same day / week / month
- Calendar or list to navigate
- Some information about the author and weblog, links to other pages
- Links to other weblogs (blogroll), other webs-sites
- Search and subscribe forms
- List of categories/ topics, often “recently updated” list
- Link to RSS feed
- Buttons, thanks, disclaimers, copyrights, etc.
- Blogging software
- Hosted on your desktop or on server (your own or provider’s)
- Keeps “raw materials” of your weblog: database of posts, templates
- Allows adding/editing/deleting of “raw materials”
- Makes HTML pages out of it and uploads them to your server (your own or provider’s)
- Categories - each post can go to several categories
- Finding weblogs
- Weblogs directories, Google
- Links from weblogs you read
- Finding new things in weblogs you know
- Browsing their pages
- Subscribing to RSS feeds using news aggregators
- Subscribing by e-mail
- Using comments of original weblog
- Citing and commenting in your own weblog
4. Search and track
- Most referred pages across weblogs, for a specific weblog
- Links to and links from, referers
- Revealing groups of weblogs
- Finding similar weblogs
- Word bursts (heightened usage of certain words in weblogs)
- Conversations across weblogs
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