With recent phenomena like blogs and wikis, the web is beginning to develop the kind of collaborative nature that its inventor envisaged from the start. CERN 2008
The participatory nature of blogging has significantly altered the global culture of communication and collaboration. Web 2.0 has incorporated the use of a diverse range of media for users to generate content which conveys personal opinions and which draws comments. Firstly this essay will discuss how citizen blogs are changing culture. Then it will? Lastly it will show the benefits of continued blogging to enhance communication and collaboration and the progression of technology.
Definition and history.
A blog is a style of website run by an individual or business that regularly uploads posts describing life events, educational, spiritual or inspiring, political or news report information. Moreover, photographs, videos and music are playing an important role in making blogs more enjoyable and interactive. The posts are listed in reverse-chronological order. Comment boxes allow community interaction, feedback and collaboration. Blogs link the global community by erasing boundaries, connecting every culture, race, government, satellite and business. Citizens have gained the knowledge and courage to become producers, journalists, publishers and business owners. But how did this technology develop and who was responsible?
Usenet was conceived by Tom Truscott and Jim Ellis in 1979 and implemented in 1980. This technology led to the proposal by Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau in 1990 with a vision to connect users to an information rich internet via hyperlinks. These visionary ideas changed the world with the introduction of the semantic web. Civilisation became informed and able to explore new levels of reading and research. It had its shortcomings. Only a handful of people were able to code which limited user communication because the semantic web was static and read only. The cost of software, slow computers and internet speeds.
Citizen participatory behaviour prompted the development of higher capacity computers and higher speed internet. The increase in activity led to cumulative advances which increased capabilities allowing global use of multimedia functions. The falling prices of technology and access to, do it yourself, website and blogging software allowed more users to access and contribute to the information network.
How blogs are changing society
The collective intelligence of global citizenship has evolved and advanced culture through the diversity of...