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A website to which a person or persons may regularly post journal entries or commentaries. A blog may be a personal diary, a collaboration concentrating on a theme or nearly anything in between. Most blogs allow readers to comment on each entry. Some blogs attract large followings and are monetized through advertisements and in other ways. As of 2007, there were more than 100 million blogs worldwide.
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Unlike the referred studies, in this study according to the data gathered from the interviews made with the participants, being a weblogger was viewed as a kind of access to being a writer.
Derakhshan worked with BBC's Persian service and as a freelance journalist, but considers himself a full-time weblogger. His controversial blog, Editor: Myself, is written in Persian and English, but has been blocked in Iran.
The biggest risk is that an individual weblogger might get something wrong, perhaps deliberately and maliciously.
Gumshoe weblogger JULIAN SANCHEZ explains how "dilettante swarms" on the Net, himself among them, quickly unraveled a gun research riddle and solved "The Mystery of Mary Rosh" (page 16).
New media commentator Steve Outing saw the volume and quality of this output and wrote, "Mainstream news organizations should consider the tsunami story as the seminal marker for introducing citizen journalism into the hallowed space that is professional journalism." [See Outing's story on page 79.] Indeed, Webloggers' reports were let into that hallowed space--at least certain corners of it.
But Weblogs give us a way to guess at reader interest: If a Weblogger mentions a country in her post, she's likely expressing an interest in that nation.
"I've also become a Weblogger. My company-supported blog is tied to my column and is a place for me to talk about my work and other issues of personal concerns.
Weblogger Rebecca Blood, author of "The Weblog Handbook," tackles the issue of how Weblogs and journalism are connected.
And late last year a Weblogger picked up Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott's comments about Strom Thurmond from a C-Span broadcast and ignited an online firestorm that, in turn, prompted mainstream news organizations to become involved in reporting the story.
In addition, this paper provides implications for practice and research to further explore the students' blog-mediated practice in learning academic genres, the influence of social norms and of technological characteristics on blogging practices, the relationships between bloggers and their audiences, the relationship between personal webloggers and their imagined and actual audiences, and the prevalence of personally sensitive information in weblogs.
Zuckerman believes that local webloggers should become the bridges between different cultures and nations, so that real information can get through cultural and ideological barriers.
Reform-minded webloggers are retaliating against the official websites by publishing the photographs of plainclothes security forces who are reportedly members of the basij militia, the voluntary arm of the Revolutionary Guards.