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Welcome to the Minnesota Local History Blog! We hope you will find it useful to hold discussions on issues, questions, and more that matter you. It is easy to use. If you wish to create a posting, please email the blog administrators: Tim Glines or David Grabitske. Postings will be made in a timely fashion. To answer a posting, click on Comments, fill in the brief form, and click “Post.” Your comments will be posted immediately. Tell us about your reactions to the new Local History News format and the Blog. What do you like about it? What still needs improvement? How might you now use these new tools in your work of preserving local history?

 

One Response to Local History Blog Welcome

  1. Mary Warner says:

    Being a little fuzzy on the definition of a blog  I thought it was short postings on the web  I did some research. Turns out blogs can be any length, many being quite long, because they are personal musings, diaries, or spoutings.

    Heres a good definition from Webopedia (http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/b/blog.html):

    (n.) Short for Web log, a blog is a Web page that serves as a publicly accessible personal journal for an individual. Typically updated daily, blogs often reflect the personality of the author.
    (v.) To author a Web log.

    Then I wondered what the definition of a message board was. Here are a couple:
    ” A Newsgroup or Message Board is a virtual bulletin board, where people post and view messages. Usenet, the collection of thousands of newsgroups, is a sort of global electronic message center with every topic imaginable. More information about Newsgroups is available at (AOL NetHelp | Newsgroups)
    http://www.dreamstalker.org/wings/welkey.htm

    An Internet forum is a web application which provides for discussion, often in conjunction with online communities. Older forums date back to around 1996, following the newsgroups and bulletin board systems which were widespread in the 1980s and 1990s. Popular discussion topics include technology, computer games, and politics, but forums are available for any number of different topics.
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Message_boards

    Finally, I looked up discussion boards  defined thusly:
    ” A discussion board is a general term for any online "bulletin board" where you can leave and expect to see responses to messages you have left. Or you can just read the board. Bulletin board services were invented for this purpose (as well as to allow for the exchange of uploaded/downloaded files). On the Internet, Usenet provides thousands of discussion boards. Discussion board software is now available that allows discussion boards to be added to a Web site. (1)
    http://www.cesa8.k12.wi.us/media/digital_dictionary.htm
    ” An online bulletin board where you can leave and expect to see responses to messages you have left.
    adultchamber.com/members/glossary.htm
    ” An Internet forum is a web application which provides for discussion, often in conjunction with online communities. Older forums date back to around 1996, following the newsgroups and bulletin board systems which were widespread in the 1980s and 1990s. Popular discussion topics include technology, computer games, and politics, but forums are available for any number of different topics.
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discussion_board

    A couple of other notes about blogs: In googling popular blogs, I received 196,000,000 hits. Technorati.com has a good list of the more popular blogs and tracks 44.7 million sites. There are lots of blogs out there. Who has the time to follow even a fraction of them? What makes a good blog? (Something that matches the readers interests, something controversial or exciting, something really interactive?)
    Seems to me, the MHS blog might be a hybrid of forms  a mix between a blog and a discussion board.

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