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weblog

(World-Wide Web)
(Commonly "blog") Any kind of diary published on the World-Wide Web, usually written by an individual (a "blogger") but also by corporate bodies. Blogging is regarded by some as an important social phenomenon as it contributes to the easy exchange of ideas among a large and growing international community ("the blogosphere").

The home page usually shows the most recent article and links to earlier articles, the owner's profile and web logs written by the owner's friends. There is usually a facility for readers to add comments to the bottom of articles.

There are many sites like http://blogger.com/ where you can create a blog for free. Many web logs consist almost entirely of links to other web logs, some publish original content, a few are worth reading.
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As participants, the preservice teachers were asked to establish a personal reflective weblog and maintain it for the length of the study.
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Don't create fake weblogs for fictional characters advertising commercial products unless you know the world of weblogs inside out, and how to best tread the fine line between cult figures and annoying symbols of commercialism.
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If no Weblog exists for your particular topic, you can even become a trailblazer and set-up your own.
com Blogger, the pioneering weblog service now owned by the Google search engine.
The Department of Defense Rapid Acquisition Incentives-Net Centricity (RAI-NC) Pilot program office recently completed an opportunity analysis for implementation of weblog technology to accelerate test and evaluation programs.
A class weblog, filmtalk, was created to provide a space for students to publish their own ideas about course content.
Weblog owners can now switch comments on and off for each post,allowing readers to join the discussion as they see fit.
Few new words have been coined that are based on the original term, weblog, but now that blog has been clipped from the original, it has taken off with any number of derivatives.