Thursday, July 28, 2005

What the different between a blog and a Messageboard ?

My personal opinion is that blog is an Episodic personal daily entry , unformatted and unpolished where others make comments on every entry by the author. this format mainly show the personal views and insight of the author and other's comment on it !

Where Messageboard is where someone poses a question or a statement and other people saying yea or nae, and gave their comments and opinion on the issue. this I believe being more a discussion group. compare to the blog format ?

What do others think ?



At 10:05 PM, Blogger 米栗 - Michael Miller said...

Haha, this is funny because on this "blog" you posed a question with the intent to create discussion.

I guess then the answer is that these "genres" (or whatever a good term would be for them) are ambiguous.

Additionally it seems that a "blog" is a style of writing with a particular interface and a bulletin board is a software program that hosts discussions. Pedantic, I know.

At 1:43 AM, Blogger Chris said...

As with what Michael said, the 'style' (that is the layout and arrangement of content), is the largest distinction between a discussion board (eg: phpbb2) and a blog (eg: this one..).
Both are software in a sense. As well message boards commonly show only the subject of the post, where as a blog usually shows the entire, or a simple extract of the post in its primary view.

At 11:58 PM, Blogger Spivey said...

They are both web applications, what i like about BB over blogs is that you can see what you have been to and read already, and address responses faster. I dont often see blogs used for group discussion, usally just one person putting thier ideas down then peoples reponses. Not really made for group discussion as we have used it here. I find that a message board is much more effective at this process. For example, how many times have you scrolled down the blog trying to figure out how many responses a subject had before and if you talked in there already? Had to open up tons of threads to see if there was a follow up to your thoughts so you could address them. It makes the process of discussion much more time consuming and really becomes a labor of love. Im sure the posts at the bottom will soon start to be ignored as more and more posts show up. With a message board we could subscribe to the topics we are involved in and see when people respond and what thier reponse was, keep tabs much easier and accelerate the process of good in depth communication. Maybe thats what the main differences to me are, time and context.


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