TechnoBuffalo Defines is a weekly thing here on the range, where every Tuesday we give you guys a new tech term to define. You give us your best shot at a definition in the comments, and then the TechnoBuffalo staff picks our favorites from the mix, posts them on Thursdays as a poll, and let you all vote for who you think did the best job of explaining the term to everyone else- with the winner walking away with a cool prize
This week’s term was: troll
We looked through the responses and picked these as our favorites. Now it’s your time to decide! You have until 12am Sunday to vote for your favorite.
REMINDER: We were only able to pick people who left a comment on the original post while signed in through Facebook or Twitter, or who left their contact info with their comments. You couldn’t win if we didn’t have a way to contact you! If that applies to you, make sure to remember to leave some form of contact or sign in next time!
Choice 1: AJ Goren
Blog (noun) [blŏg] (from web log) – A blog is a tool used by many people, from housewives to astronauts, and can be used for a wide range of purposes. The use of the blog is completely up to the creator. For example, a techie might use their blog as a news source, similar to TechnoBuffalo, and a minister might post bible verses that he/she feels relate well to current events. Blogs can really become whatever the user wants them to be, but essentially, a blog is just a page where users can create and comment on posts.
Choice 2: Michael Li
A blog is a web log of one’s life. Instead of using the words with extra syllable, they created ‘blog’. It’s similar to a twitter account. But you don’t have followers.
“On the internet, what do you call a log of your life?”
“Hmm…. that’s hard”
“It’s a blog! weB LOG? Hahaha, I love my puns”
*still in a distraught mood* “There was no pun…”
Choice 3: NJL
WeB + LOG = Blog. It is a personal log, usually by one person or a group with similar views. Each blog post has its own topic and is very similar to columns in newspapers, but unlike columns, there is more communication between the author and the readers. The topics range from ‘what did my cats do today’ to’ from a crazy cat lady to ‘Immigrant Intergration’ by The White house. However, the most viewed blog topics are of celbrity news and gossips. Blogger has become a jobtitle and people with large subscription bases are well paid by advertisements on the blogs as well as by private contracts with larger corporations.
Choice 4: Aiden sher
Blog. (N) bu-log
A website were articles can be posted and updated on a frequent basis. Thoughts on issues, opinions, tutorials and any other writing or image may be posted. Blogs are a great way for people to express themselves. Blogs can be subscribed to and can be very popular. Blogs can also be used to tell the world how you feel. For example “Today i ate a cheeseburger drank some lemonade and pet a llama. ahh llamas the best animals on earth. Alpacas are so inferior to their cousins the llama. Leave what you think in the comments below.” One example of a known blog is TechnoBuffalo. Another variation of this is the vlog which is a video log. People can post their thoughts ideas and opinions by talking to a camera and posting it on YouTube or Vimeo.
Choice 5: Christian Verano
A blog (a blend of the term web log) is a type of website or part of a website. Blogs are usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video.