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Blog Lingo June 7, 2006

Posted by Amanda in Business Tails.

No matter what sphere you are working in, it’s important to know the lingo to be able to understand what’s going on around you. Since I apparently confused Deirdre yesterday with my talk of tags and pings, here is a quick lesson on the main lingo of blogs. Thanks to Escrapbooking.com for the definitions.

Blogroll – a collection of links on the sidebar of a blog linking to other blogs.
– Many people will link back to you when you add them to your blog roll, but don’t expect it.

Comment Spam – an unsolicited commercial message automatically posted in a blog’s comments area.
– As I said in the last post, make sure you moderate your comments and keep any eye out for this spam. Your readers don’t like it πŸ™‚

Feed Reader – news aggregators that are extensions to web browsers such as Firefox are used to read RSS feeds from blogs and other sources.
– This allows you to see the latest posts in your favorite blogs, all at once.

Flame – to make a hostile remark; usually of a personal nature.

Link rot – when a list of website links contains many dead links; the best solution is to design your website with a permalink system
– again, not a good thing.

Permalink – a web link that takes you to the permanent location of an article in a blog archive.

Podcasting – using your MP3 player to listen to the audio from a blog.

RSS (Rich Site Summary) or (Really Simply Syndication) – a web content syndication format; a feed reader is used to check RSS enabled webpages on behalf of a user and display any updated information.

Have anything I should add? Leave a comment! πŸ˜€

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1. peon4life - June 7, 2006

I love you. You are like the Blog Fairy or something like that. And aren’t you suppose to be working? Like doing some research on some companies? Anyway, I’m off to a job interview in Philly. I’ll Blog about it later when I get back.

2. Amanda Heismann - June 7, 2006

I am working, but part of my job is to find good business bloggers and good business wisdom around the internet. When I take a break, I’m free to spend a few minutes updating a short post here.

3. Jim - June 14, 2006

I’ve found that not getting any comments dramatically reduces the incidence of comment spam…

4. Amanda Heismann - June 14, 2006

That’s true too!

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