Establishing a Medical Blog

  • Bertalan Meskó


Social media brought a new concept into the online world as users became able to contribute content to websites. One of the first platforms that made this possible was called a blog. A blog is a website with regular entries of commentary or other materials such as graphics or video displayed in a reverse chronological order. The term blog was first used by Jorn Barger in 1997 from the words we – blog or web – log.


Online World Reverse Chronological Order Building Credibility Registration Page Regular Entry 
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© Springer-Verlag London 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bertalan Meskó
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  1. 1.Webicina LLCBudapestHungary

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