What is blog? It is a type of website – or part of a website – used for periodic and regular publication of articles, usually brief, and reporting of news about a given subject or profession . In the style of a diary, these articles or « notes » are typically dated, signed and succeed in a reverse chronological order, that is to say, from newest to oldest.
In spring 2011, there were at least 156 million blogs, and not less than one million new blog posts published every day3. There were in 2012, 31 million blogs in the US4 while the world an estimated 3 million people born each months5 blogs. However, the number of inactive blogs remains high. Rare indeed are those that exhibit long life and the overwhelming majority of them abandoned by their authors.
A blogger today leisure mix texts, Hypertext and multimedia elements (image, sound, video, applet) in its notes; it can also respond to questions and comments from readers because each visitor to a blog can leave comments on the blog itself, either contact the blogger by email.
Group claims that the term? The works of a designer, the new activities of an association, an anonymous diary, poems, the opinion of a journalist, the synopsis of a photographer, satires of politicians, the d videos a college class, a novel construction, daily anecdotes of a mother … the list is endless and surprisingly diverse. Whole vocabulary designates its different uses: vlog, or video blog, or bdblog webcomic, photoblog, audioblog …
The blog concept is vague enough to permit these uses. The phenomenon known success thanks to the ease of publication proposed by automated software publishing, a large editorial freedom (there is usually no charge controller before publication proofreading a ticket) and a large capacity ‘real-time interaction with the audience (via comments and email).
Some bloggers give regularity to their blog by writing precisely every day, every week, every month … Readers and authors maintain a de facto contract as in the autobiographical pact: is it all true? What to cover? At what frequency ? What angle? However, several things stand out writing the blog of a autobiographical pact. On the one hand, readers can usually immediately comment on the content of a blog, in full view of everyone. Moreover, the number of readers of a blog more quickly varies the number of book readers. Indeed, by the nature of flows and exchanges on the Internet, a blog can become popular within the community to which it belongs in a very short time. This variability may affect the author by pushing for example to write about a buzz. However, some bloggers have formed a relatively large loyal audience, sometimes dressed as the informal title of « influential blogger ».
It is likely that many blogs completely private (password protected) are present on the Web; it is difficult to estimate the number.
The potential is vast intuitive vocabulary and participate in the excitement around the phenomenon: blogging, blogable, bloguitude, moblog, blogiciel, audioblog, vlog, photoblog, or blogogeoisie blogeoisie (term for bloggers whose sites are visited), bloguien, carnetier / carnetière, carneter (the verb), carneticiel, carnetable, carnetage, carnetodépendance, carnetosphère, audiocarnet, vidéocarnet, photocarnet, carnetiquette, blook (blook), etc.