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

Jessica Baumgart
Harvard University’s Office of News and Public Affairs
j’s scratchpad: MAHSLIN: http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/jkbaumga/stories/storyReader$3925.

The World as a Blog: Manila (http://manila.userland.com/), Blogger (http://www.blogger.com/), TypePad (http://www.typepad.com/), Blogware (http://www.blogware.com/), Frassle (http://frassle.net/), and Yahoo! 360 (http://360.yahoo.com/).

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 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/jkbaumga/.

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?