An Introduction to Weblogs/Blog Uses
Common uses of blogs
The potential uses of blogs are almost limitless. They can be used for anything that involves communicating or publishing information on the World Wide Web. Common uses include teaching and educational and corporate use.
According to Silkblogs:
“A blog is a means of sharing thoughts and ideas with the world
. Your blog can be a personal diary, a project collaboration tool, a guide, or any means of communicating and publishing information on the web. Its uses are as limitless as your imagination.”
Blogs in teaching
Blogs can be used in teaching, e.g.:http://www.eschoolnews.com/eti/archives/2004/10/000190.php
There is an interesting matrix of educational uses at: http://www.edtechpost.ca/gems/matrix2.gif
There's also a good workshop/tutorial for teachers learning about blogging. See Getting Started with Blogging in Education.
Blogs in project management
Blogs can also be used to manage projects, e.g.: http://www.infosential.com/archives/2005/01/10_ways_to_use_blogs_for_.php
There are a variety of corporate uses for blogs. See: http://www.corporateblogging.info/2004/08/six-types-of-business-blogs.asp
Blogs spread awareness