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Free blog service for ZA is great! Thank you ITWeb!
  • Change `New Blog` To `New Post`

  • A template that strecthes to fit on screens bigger than 800X600

  • RSS per user or different topics

  • Maybe more personalisation
Please add your suggestions for changes to improve this service by posting a comment... or in this case sending a message
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ITWeb get’s the copy before IOL publishes the Original?

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This must be a first. IOL publishes an article on December 21 2005 titled ‘Student has multi-million rand brainwave‘ 2 months after ITWeb publishes news titled ‘One million pixels for sale‘ about Capetonians (what you call people from Cape Town) in the UK (Andy Law and Jake Beetge) creating an exact replica, [copy/pasted], of a site for exactly the same reason: “To Fund their tertiary education”? hmmm… Could IOL be running out of news at this time of year? Did the ZA guys buy a franchise from the .com guys seeing that they were in close proximity, both based in the UK/both studying?

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What makes a blog a blog?

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What makes a weblog a weblog?


The Infrastructure behind the unedited voice of a person

Syndication. An RSS feed is available for the weblog, so people who use news aggregators can subscribe to the weblog. If the weblog has categories or departments each has its own RSS feed.

Not available in BlogIT,yet.

Pings. When the weblog updates, the weblog system automatically pings
Weblogs.Com, subject to a preference. Some weblog software can be configured to ping other change-aggregators such as blo.gs.

Not Available at BlotIT yet.

Trackback. When a post links to a post on another weblog that supports Trackback it can ping the other weblog to notify it that it has been referred to. In this way each post can serve as a collection point for posts on a given topic.

Notification via email or IM. Some weblog software can automatically notify editors or community members if new posts, pictures, media objects, articles, or comments have been posted. To date no software can do this over instant messaging, although it would be relatively easy to implement.

Plug-in architecture. Some weblog tools define a way for developers to add plug-ins. Movable Type allows plug-ins written in Perl, Manila allows plug-ins written in UserTalk; Radio allows tools written in UserTalk.

Not Available at BlotIT yet.

API Support. Many weblog tools implement some kind of programming interface, making it possible for external tools written in any programming or scripting language to automate repetitive operations, or to integrate the weblog tool with other software, or to provide rich editing tools for creating and editing weblog posts. Most of these APIs are available in XML-RPC, some are also available in SOAP 1.1.

Not Available at BlotIT yet.

Mailto. It`s possible to send an email message to to the author of a post without knowing the email address of the user.

Bulletins. Manila has a feature that allows editors to send bulletins via email to members who have chosen to receive them. Bulletins can be previewed before sending, and the list of members who will receive the bulletin can be browsed before-hand. This flow should also be available through IM.

Referrer tracking. Some weblog software automatically tracks the client browser`s referer attribute so that authors can easily see where the hits are coming from.

Rankings. Communities of weblogs love to see who`s getting the most traffic and who`s pointing to whom. Various rankings are available in some weblog tools to provide this information.


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