Tuesday, April 29, 2014

What is Blogger?

by Antonio C. Antonio
April 29, 2014

Blogger, or blog, or blogging is a relatively new means for internet users to publish their ideas in written form.  These may come in the form of technical papers, reports, studies or as ordinary news or information articles.  The purpose and objective of Blogger is to expand the information data base in the Internet which anyone can contribute.  Blogs come in handy for people doing Internet-based research.  Blogger may also refer to a person who writes a blog or weblog or a web service for publishing blogs.

Blogger was launched by Pyra Labs in August 23, 1999 as one of the earliest dedicated blog-publishing tools which steadily gained popularity among bloggers.  Blogger was developed by Pyra Labs, which was bought by Google in February 2003.  Blogger is a blog-publishing service that allows multi-user blogs with time-stamped entries.  Generally, the blogs are hosted by Google at a subdomaine of “blogspot.com”.  A year after Google acquired the blog-publishing tools, the company also purchased Picasa and integrated its photo sharing utility (Hello) into Blogger which allowed users the ability to post photos to their blogs.  By May 2007, Blogger had completely moved over to Google operated servers.

Blogs are multi-disciplinary.  They cover most anything under the sun… if they don’t talk about the sun itself.  Depending on the background and concerns of the blogger, readers expect that his/her chosen subject is within his/her core competency.  Although blogs are very subjective, users and readers alike are expected to use their own discretion and acquired knowledge and understanding to decide on a synthesis for whatever idea or information that is being presented.

Just my little thoughts…

(Personal Note:  I would like to thank Dean Inocencio E. Buot, Jr. and Ms. Jacqueline E. Baula for encouraging me to blog.  You guys just don’t realize what you have unleashed on the world!)

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