Entries in "Blogging" ( for this category only)

State of the Blogosphere 2010

Technorati every year puts out a report that discusses information and lessons about blogging and people that blog.

See: State of the Blogosphere 2010

Welcome to Technorati's State of the Blogosphere 2010 report. Since 2004, our annual study has followed growth and trends in the blogosphere. For 2010, we took a deeper dive into the entire blogosphere, with a focus on female bloggers. This year's topics include: brands embracing social media, traditional media vs. social media, brands working with bloggers, monetization, smartphone and tablet usage, importance of Twitter and Facebook, niche blogging, and changes within the blogosphere over 2010.

Past reports are also available.

Special Collections or Library Displays in Web 2.0

Shorpy.com is a 100-year-old photography blog that brings our ancestors into today's spotlight. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a boy who worked in an Alabama coal mine near the turn of the century. They started with a collection of photographs taken in the early 1900s by Lewis Wickes Hine as part of a decade-long field survey for the National Child Labor Committee.

Shorpy.com is a fine example our how library, museum, and private collections can be made available to the world using web 2.0 tools and techniques.

[VIA: MAKE: Blog, Mar 21, 2007]

C-SPAN Reduces Copyright Restrictions (for benefit of bloggers)

Confessions of a Mad Librarian notes that C-SPAN has reduced its own restrictions on copyright. The new policy reduces restrictions on its coverage of federal activities, so bloggers and other sites can use the material "to increase the political dialogue".

Blogs are starting to change the information and copyright landscapes for future users. I think Web 2.0 will have lasting ramifications on copyright.

Abandoned Blogs - Drawback of Web 2.0?

Gartner, a technology analysis firm, estimates that 200 million blogs are abandoned worldwide. It also predicts a peak of 100 million active blogs in 2007. (Source: American Library, February 2007, p.18)

This is one drawback that libraries, information professionals, and Internet users will have to accept or overcome. With this new push for user-created information, also comes user apathy over the long term.

7th Annual Weblog Awards

Voting for the "bloggies" is taking place through Wednesday, January 10th at 10pm EST. There are a variety of categories to fit your favorite blogs into.

Lets see if some library blogs can make the list of winners!

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Professor Fired For Blogging?

Meg Spohn, a professor at Devry University in Westminster, Colorado, has been fired, she says, for some "water-cooler kvetching" about the institution on her blog. See the entry at The Chronicle: Wired Campus Blog and the Denver Post article for more information and commentary. She posted that she was given no warnings before the firing, and Colorado is an “at-will” state so they can fire with no reason given. To this day she still does not know what entries may have caused her firing.