Using blog to develop an online exhibition for typography research and education
Yeo, Jesvin Puay-Hwa
Date of Issue2014
School of Art, Design and Media
Weblogs, described by one of their creators as the ‘pirate radio stations’ of the web, are a new, personal and determinedly non-hostile evolution of the electric community. Weblogs are platforms for intelligent reaction to current events and ubiquitous pundits and in recent year, educators have also used it to facilitate the progress of learning. This article introduces the definition of weblog and the major hosted weblog sites: Blogger, LiveJournal, Pitas, Xanga, and WordPress. It also explains the different types of weblogs, from personal blog to topical blog, thoughtful blog, friendblog, collaborative blog, political blog, directory blog, corporate blog, advice blog, formats blog, audio blog, and photoblog. This article reports on the process of using weblog to develop an online exhibition for typography research and education. It also provides an overview of weblog functions, such as, easy uploading of images, video files, audio files and information, digital archiving of exhibits, online gallery space, and comment and feedback in an interactive format.
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DESIDOC journal of library & information technology
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