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5. Blog Classifications & Examples

Posted on: September 12, 2009

Let’s have a look at different blog communities in this posting and examples:

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Personal Blogs

A common type of blog run by individuals that reflects their thoughts, emotions, lifestyle and opinionated in nature. One type of a personal blog is “micro-blogging”, which refers to blogging the specific moment and being as detailed as possible. An example is Twitter (attached Fig. A):

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^Fig. A – Individual webpage on Twitter.

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♦ Attached video illustrates what Twitter is:

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Original source (website): http://www.commoncraft.com/Twitter

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♦ Other example(s) of personal blogs:

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^Fig. B – Singapore popular blogger; Wendy aka Xiaxue <link>

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Corporate Blogs

A private blog that is used for business purposes. Blog under this category can be used internally or externally. Corporations may use blogs to:

♦ Internal – building communication and culture purposes; and

♦ External – building marketing, branding or public relation purposes.

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^Fig. C – Blog page of Southwest Airlines.

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^Fig. D – Blog page of Marriott International Hotel Group.

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♦ Examples of corporate blogs (hyperlinks): ——————————– BBC, Marriott, Lenovo, Southwest Airlines, Adobe, etc. ———————–

♦ More examples the attached links below:

♦ 15 companies that really get corporate blogging: http://www.sitepoint.com/blogs/2008/08/08/15-companies-that-really-get-corporate-blogging/

♦ Nine company blogs that are fun for anyone to read: http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/good_company_blogs.php

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By genre

These kind of blogs are more specialized, usually focused on blogging about a particular topic of personal interest. It can be incorporated with personal blogs. Also known as hobby blogs. Music blogs, educational blogs, gaming blogs, fashion blogs , news blogs and many more others. Blogshops also fall under this category.

♦ Examples of blogs classified by genre:

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^Fig. E – Example of a fashion blog.

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^Fig. F – Example of a Gundam (toys/model kit displays) blog.

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♦ The above blogs can be found easily on the web just by using the google search engine.

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By media type

These type of blogs choose a particular media blog. Usually with limited written text.

♦ Types of blogs categorized by media:

◊ Vlog – using videos to blog;

◊ Linklog – a blog that contains links ——————————————– (my next post is an example – 6. List of Links); and

◊ Photoblog – a blog that contains photos.

A common type of video-blogging is Youtube.com but not the website is not restricted for blogging purposes.

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^Fig. G – Example of a vlog.

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^Fig. H – Example of a photoblog.

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By device

moblogLast but not least, blogs may also be classified by the device used for blogging. For example, moblogs is blogging by using mobile phones or a PDA (such as WordPress.com application made available on iphone).

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References

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♥ Twitter in Plain English, viewed on 19 September 2009, <http://www.commoncraft.com/Twitter&gt;.

♥ Images :

http://www.xiaxue.blogspot.com, viewed on 19 September 2009.

http://gundams.wordpress.com

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