This might seem odd to compare two distinct activities. One might think like comparing apples to oranges! Although at first this appears to be the case, but when looking closer, some similarities emerge to the surface.
Blogs (web logs) are usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Most blogs are interactive, allowing visitors to leave comments and even message each other via widgets on the blogs and it is this interactivity that distinguishes them from other static websites.
On the other hand online chat can refer to any kind of communication over the Internet, but is primarily meant to refer to direct one-on-one chat or text-based group chat, using tools such as instant messengers, Internet Relay Chat, talkers and possibly multiple user dungeons (MUD)s. The expression online chat comes from the word chat which means “informal conversation”.
So the differences between blogs and chat are persistency and formality. Blogs are persistent meaning they exist on a webpage and they can be accessed any time. They are also formal (at least a good part of them) and they address a whole audience and not a particular person. On the contrary, chat is transient, ephemeral; it does not live beyond the life of a discussion and of course the majority of the chat is informal.
Although differences seem to weigh considerably, similarities on the other hand exist. Blogging and chatting can both carry information that is valuable to others. Meaning, a person seeking a piece of information or looking to solve a problem, can find it either on a blog or in a chat room. The only concern related to the chat is that the info might have passed or not yet arrived so the timing is critical.
However, this can be solved by simply saving a discussion and convert it into an informal blog. This method offers good benefits to the reader because he will be seeing an interaction between two people and this means some specific questions and clarifications might be also evoked in the course of the discussion. To the person who is giving this information he is freed of the task of writing formal blog.
In this context is looking to promote this concept.


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