A web log or blog is defined in Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary as “ a web site that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer.” (Merriam-Webster). Blog’s are increasingly popular to many Internet users because of its up to date information and details that cannot be covered on the mainstream media. There are variety of topics on blog, this include topics on sports, business, technology, environmental issues, politics and entertainment. To have a better understanding what a web log is and what types of blogs are out there, I have chosen 2 blogs that focuses on the housing crisis in the United States. The first blog is called “Market Ticker”, created in April 2007. The writer goes by the name of Genesis. The second blog is called “Housing Panic Blog”, created in November 2005 by Keith Brand. Here I am going to compare and contrast about these two blogs: the difference in the layouts, how they post their views, the purposes and important issues they bring up to the readers, and whether or not the two writers achieved on what they have done so far. At first glance of these two blogs, the layouts are clean and the paragraphs are easy to read. Both of them use the online video to fill in the information and pictures to make their blogs more interesting to read. Moreover, they are not part of a large website. These are individual webblogs. Looking at them closely, Genesis has a yellow brownish background and black and gray for the wording. Links are organized in a way that the links are on the left hand side of the blog and paragraphs on the right. He posts once a day and these posts tend to be long but use graphs to make it clearer for readers to understand. On the other hand, Keith has a white and light gray background with black and blue wording. He has more random links on the right hand side of the blog and paragraphs on the left. Interestingly along the links, there are some business news in...
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