With powerful blogging capabilities and integrated social networking, WordPress is one of the ultimate blogging platforms and social networks for bloggers to connect to their subscribers and to voice their views

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Many of us will read a blog or a social site on a daily basis. Approximately 5.8 million blogs are created everyday with a staggering 77% of internet users reading them everyday [Nick, G, 2019]. Lets firstly define the difference between a blog and a social network. Merriam-Webster [2020] defines a blog as a regular feature that appears online as part of a publication that relates to a particular topic or personal commentary by one author. A social network site is defined as a dedicated website or other application that enables users to communicate with each other online [Oxford, 2020].

https://isabellakidd95.wordpress.com/2020/03/12/is-wordpress-a-blog-or-social-network-site

Trackbacks + Pingbacks + Link Rot

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Let's Connect People

Hello peeps! 😀

First a couple quotes:

Trackback helps you to notify another author that you wrote something related to what he had written on his blog, even if you don’t have an explicit link to his article. This improves the chances of the other author sitting up and noticing that you gave him credit for something, or that you improved upon something he wrote, or something similar. With pingback and trackback, blogs are interconnected. Think of them as the equivalents of acknowledgements and references at the end of an academic paper, or a chapter in a textbook.

https://wordpress.org/support/article/glossary/#trackback

Within the WordPress interface, “ping” is sometimes used to refer to Pingbacks and Trackbacks.

In general computer terms, “ping” is a common utility used in a TCP/IP environment to determine if a given IP Address exists or is reachable. Typically, Ping is used to diagnose a network connection problem. Many times…

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Interlude

Why Should People Read Your Blog?

https://aguycalledbloke.blog/2019/04/26/qq-why-should-people-read-your-blog/

If blogs were only for reading, then I think most blog software would be considered bloated.

In order to simply read, plain HTML is completely sufficient and fine.

IMHO, the main reason why people should read is pretty much the same as the reason to listen: it is an essential part of communication, interaction, engagement, participation in a collaborative effort towards mutual understanding and life / project development, growth, and the whole notion of “progress” in general.

To that end, blogging software / technology must be more sophisticated than plain paper, ink, printing presses, dead trees and other such “outdated” technologies.