One of the major innovations of the internet is that it allows anyone with access to the web to become a publisher. This has led to a profusion of blogs—short for “web log”—a website that displays a chronological series of posts encompassing anything, from professional and amateur news reports to corporate and nonprofit information to personal online diaries. There is probably a blog for any interest that you might have.
We learned about micro-blog services like Twitter and Facebook in Unit 3, Lesson 1, but there are plenty of free full scale blogging services out there as well. Watch the screencast at right to learn about some of these services and then try to set up your first blog in the “Try it” tab.