If you’re still new to the Web, here are a few terms you may have seen or heard:
Blog: A blog is an online journal. The author posts their thoughts, observations, and whatever else they want. Each blog entry includes a title and a body. The entry may also include links to other content on the Internet. You can find our blogs here:
Comment: A comment is a short written observation made on our Web site regarding the story or blog entry above it. A comment is not a blog.
Podcast: If you read my previous blog entry regarding RSS feeds, the best explanations I can provide for a podcast is an RSS feed with audio. A podcast is a series of related audio clips you can subscribe to. For example, you can subscribe to podcasts like:
If you subscribe to one of these podcasts, whenever a new episode is posted to our Web site, you will automatically receive it. You can subscribe to podcasts with your RSS reader, but another popular application is I-Tunes, which will sync your podcasts onto your portable audio device.
As you might have guessed, a vodcast is the same thing, with video.
E-Edition v. E-Gazette: The E-Edition is an exact digital reproduction of your print edition. Access is limited to print subscribers.
The E-Gazette is an e-mail digest of Gazettextra.com content sent out once a day. It is free to anyone who registers on Gazettextra.com. Sign up for the E-Gazette here.
Are there any other terms you’d like me to cover?