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Google™pedia: The Ultimate Google Resource, Second Edition by Michael Miller

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Chapter 6. Searching Blogs and Blog Postings

One of the most active parts of the Internet is the so-called blogosphere, the home of those public diaries called blogs. A blog—short for “web log”—is a personal website that is updated frequently with commentary, links to other sites, and anything else the author might be interested in. Many blogs also let visitors post their own comments in response to the owners postings, resulting in a community that is very similar to that of a message board. It’s a 21st century version of self-publishing, enabled by the Internet.

If you want to start your own blog, Google offers its own blog-hosting service called Blogger; we’ll discuss Blogger in more depth in Chapter 25, “Blogging with Blogger.” But if all you ...

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