Blogs and Research

A blog, or weblog, is a website that serves as an online record of a writer’s personal experiences and opinions and can be written by a single author or multiple authors (termed multi-author blog, or MAB). Traditional blogs are written by a single author and serve as a record of the writer’s daily life, while blogs written by multiple authors are often professionally edited and managed. Universities and news agencies, for example, regularly maintain blogs that have an editor (someone who approves the final text) and multiple contributors, serving to update the general public. Microblogs, such as Twitter and Facebook’s status update feature, limit the writing length. This truncated feature only allows for shortened comments and updates rather than the diary-type entry of ...

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