Welcome to Part 2 of our series comparing the different types of social media and their leading sites. Today we will discuss blogs.
What is a blog?
The word 'blog' is a shortened form of the term 'web log,' so a blog is basically an online journal. Blogs are usually about specific topics, such as the daily events of the author's personal life, reviews of movies the author has seen, or updates about a business' operation. Blog entries are detailed, often including many pictures, lists, and graphics. For short news updates, it is better to use a 'microblogging' service like Twitter or Facebook status updates.Blog readers look at blog entries to learn new information, and will use services to daily keep track of blogs that provide them with interesting articles. Popular blog entries also show up frequently in search engines when users are looking for information about a relevant subject.