Sueblimely Discovering Web Design: News Feeds and Blogs

News feeds and blogs have increased in popularity a huge amount lately. The web is becoming more interactive, allowing us to access and contribute information tailored to our interests and needs. I still get a lot of questions from people who are not familiar with either term so I thought I would try and describe them here. BLOGS The word Blog is short for Web Log -a kind of public journal kept on the internet. This journal is often updated daily and contains all information that the person maintaining the BLOG (Blogger) wishes to share with the world. eg latest news, views and trends. Anyone reading the blog can post comments on individual articles. Blogs started out as mainly as personal journals but are used more and more by businesses and organizations as a way to spread information and knowledge. Here a few examples of blogs I read because of a personal interest in the subject of child disability: Walking with Alec Genetics and Public Health Web Log Special Needs Mom Adventures in Autism News Feeds RSS/Atom These are formats for distributing news headlines or blogs on the Web – typically sites that change or add content regularly. The New York Times for example has many feeds. RSS is short for “Rich Site Summary” or “Really Simple Syndication” RSS is a way of creating a broadcast version (a feed)...

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