What is a web log or blog?
A blog (short for “web log”) is a type of web page that serves as a publicly accessible personal journal (or log) for an individual. Typically updated daily, blogs often reflect the personality of the author.
Blog software usually has an archive of old blog postings. Many blogs can be searched for terms in the archive.
Blogs have become a vibrant, fast-growing medium for communication in professional, poltical, news, trendy, and other specialized web communities.
A weblog often has the quality of being a kind of “log of our times” from a particular point-of-view. Generally, weblogs are devoted to one or several subjects or themes, usually of topical interest, and, in general, can be thought of as developing commentaries, individual or collective on their particular themes.
A weblog may consist of the recorded ideas of an individual (a sort of diary) or be a complex collaboration open to anyone. Most of the latter are moderated discussions.