Thursday, March 09, 2006

JEM 488 Class, March 9
I think I've put too many links on today's section of the page, but with any luck some of the students will follow some of them, some of the time.
Suddenly, a Rebellion in the G.O.P. on a Signature Issue - New York Times

Another quick example of BlogThis at work.
2006 (2008) Elections are Heating Up | KnoxViews

Today in class we're seeing how the "blogthis" button makes life easier.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Blogger Help : What is BlogThis! ?

Oops. I gave my class a bum steer about Blogger's "Blog This!" tool today, thanks to being a little rusty about using this page. The "Blog This!" link at a the top of any Blogger weblog page (including this one, in light blue at the top center of the screen) is a way for readers to quickly link their own blogs to your site.

The Links/Toolbar "Blog This!" I was talking about in class is available on this help page. It is a Javascript program that allows you to quickly blog about any page you're reading on the Web.
Just drag the "Blog This!" link to your browser toolbar, go off browsing the Web, then click it when you're reading a page you want to write about. If you're already logged in to Blogger, the Javascript will launch a little text-entry window already linked to the page you were reading and automatically put the title of the page in place, fully linked. You can edit the page title, or just add comments.

That certainly makes a comment-on-sites-I've-visited weblog easy to do.