Blogging is a large force in online publishing right now, and shows no signs of stopping. Everyone from frustrated high school students to professionaljournalists and authors are setting up blogs. Even many presidential candidates and tv celebrities have blogs! But what is a blog? Are they simply a format for ranting and raving about a niche subject? Can blogging software become a platform for cheap, distributed and effective publishing?
This presentation will attempt to give some perspective on the world of blogging and demonstrated how perl can be a useful tool to create, analyze and use these systems for a wide variety of purposes.
|1.1.What is a Blog?|
|1.2.I hate the word 'blog'.|
|1.3.What software exists for setting up a blog?|
|188.8.131.52.AOL Journals (aol subscribers only).|
|1.3.2.Services that can be installed on your own server|
|2.How can I use perl with my blog?|
|2.4.Movable Type Extended API|
|3.Uses for these APIs: Alternative Interfaces|
|3.4.CVS Change Log Page|
|3.5.Test Failures Log|
|4.What APIs are out there to find out who is talking about my site?|
|4.3.Good Ol' Fashioned Google|
|5.How can I syndicate my site or find out when other people have updated their sites?|
|6.What does the future hold?|
Jason Scott Gessner is a digital artist and programmer who has been using perl for pleasure and profit for the last 5 years. His blog is available at http://www.multiply.org/notebook .
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