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Why a blog is different from social media

Before I dive into the meat of this blog post, let me give you some background on why I was inspired to write this post. The inevitable happened.

My mom and dad joined Facebook about 2 weeks ago. After I got over the initial panic that set in, I started reading my mom’s posts. One of the first things she posted was, “Oh so this isn’t a blog(parpahrasing)”. Now I could have just commented on that post and went on about my merry little way.

However, I figured that if my mom, savvy techie that she is, had that question, I bet a lot of other people were wondering the same thing. So here is my attempt to explain the difference between a blog and social media.

The main difference between a blog and social media is that most social media sites don’t have an rss feed. Basically the rss (really simple syndication) feed is what makes your blog a blog and not just a regular website. That is the biggest difference that I can see between a blog and a social media profile.

Agree? Disagree? Put your thoughts in the comment section.

1 thought on “Why a blog is different from social media

  1. See now, you keep saying these things I have to question. lol

    Actually, Twitter does have RSS feeds, and I thought Facebook had something like that, but I’m not sure. We both know one can set up Facebook to interact with Twitter, and have Twitter posts show up on a blog.

    I actually consider blogs a type of social media because people do interact with each other, and many times way better than they do on Twitter, which is live, but has so many more people posting things that are all about them, without taking any time out for someone else.
    .-= Mitch´s last blog ..Are You Missing The “Social” Part Of Social Media? =-.

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