MAHSLIN, Introduction to Blogs and Feeds, 9/9/05

Jessica Baumgart
Harvard University’s Office of News and Public Affairs
j’s scratchpad: MAHSLIN:$3925.

The World as a Blog: Manila (, Blogger (, TypePad (, Blogware (, Frassle (, and Yahoo! 360 (

This blog, j’s scratchpad, runs on Manila. You are looking at an item in the stories section, a place usually reserved for longer posts. The front page of my blog is at

Librarians should care about blogs for at least two big reasons: blogs are a great communication tool for both internal and external purposes and blogs are sources of information.

I. What is a weblog?