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  1. Sep 2016
    1. It is likely that some of the platforms and styles we explore here will be outmoded or replaced by the time you read this

      I feel this is really true. I was in about middle school when everyone had a Myspace and Instant message though their e-mail platform. Though just a couple years later Myspace was retired to the land of forgotten sites when Facebook came and took the crown from Myspace among my peers.

    2. Blogging may well be the most visible and accessible form of Web 2.0 storytelling. It is one of the oldest social media authoring platforms, allow-ing at least a decade of steady creation to provide a wealth of experiment

      I feel that though blogging is a storytelling form of social media. I feel that it lends itself more to the form of nonfiction writing than it does a fiction. Most blogs that I have seen have something to do with the bloggers own personal life than them telling a fictional story or showing. Though there are some blogs dedicated to fiction writing, I have one for my fiction seminar and also had it for my 302 English class. It's when I think of blog I think someone talking about their life experiences than fiction writing.

    3. it felt easy, even natural, very quickly.

      I always thought blogging was stupid and a waste of time, but I've have really enjoyed it so far. It's like a more creative journal.

    4. social media evolve at a very rapid speed

      Apps like Instagram and Snapchat are always updating with new content. Remember when snapchat was just sending pictures and you had to hold your finger down? Remember when you couldn't direct message on Instagram? Oh the good old days.

    5. From the first days of the form, its similarity to diaries pro-vided a ready comparison to that classic narrative tool, and easy ways to think about both production and consumption.

      I always thought of a blog relating to a journal or diary entry. Very fascinating point there.

    6. he blog-as-diary concept became recognizable enough to appear as a device in fiction. Bruce Sterling used this approach to tell a short story about a hyperlocal, yet very mobile, future. The blogger-narrator describes the rocky course of his engagement, while noting developments in net.art, social media, and general technology along the way

      Blogs are very helpful to get your ideas out and let others see what you have on your mind. I relate to Bruce Sterling, because I feel like blogs have a purpose and that's to tell a fascinating story.

    7. Blogs are diaries: This metaphor has been a powerful one, especially as a heuristic to explain the odd-sounding technology to newcomers.

      So I was right! My definition of a Blog would be, a website containing a writer's own experiences and observations.