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July 21, 2011

Why Blog? Let’s figure out what Blogs are

Writing about web page http://iprobe.gr/Surveys/BlogForever/

I have recently took part in one of the ‘Why Blog?’ workshop sessions, which happened to be very useful. I was interested to find out what other people think about blogs, what they are or may be. Having quite a diverse group of participants (I recall researchers, educationist, administrators and with various level of experience of blogging) wasprobably the reason behind the diversity of views.


Categorising Blogs

The results of group-work activities of around categorising and describing blogs varied from one group to another. No identical collage of scattered paper on the floor was produced during the workshop :)


One thing that most of us would probably agree is that the concept of a blog can be stretched, moulded and forged to meet individual needs and aspirations! The Blogosphere itself happens to be astonishingly diverse and dynamic. The idea that blogs mean different things to different people interlinks with the survey organised as part of the BlogForever project. We are inviting you to take part and fill it out here.


The survey aims to identify what people think blogs and value are to both blog authors and readers. The outcomes of the survey will be used to inform the development of solutions for preservation, management and dissemination of blogs. If you would like to be posted on the outcomes of the survey drop a message to blogforever_survey@blogforever.eu.

Survey - Value of Blogs


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