3.4 Types of Website (Portal (A Web site that offers a variety of…
3.4 Types of Website
A Web site that offers a variety of Internet
services from a single, convenient location.
• Services offered by portals:
– Search engine and/or subject directory;
– Sports and weather;
– Email and other communication services
– Web publishing;
– Reference tools (such as yellow pages, stock
quotes, and maps)
– A Web site that joins a specific group of people
with similar interests or relationships.
– Offer online photo albums, chat rooms, and other
services to facilitate communications among
Examples of public portals:
An informal Web site that consists timestamped
articles in a diary or journal format,
usually listed in reverse chronological order
Reflects the interest, opinions and
personalities of the author and sometimes site
-- vlog (a video blog) – a blog that contains video
– Microblog – allows users to publish short
messages (ex: Twitter)
– Blogosphere – worldwide collection of blogs.
– Vlogosphere – all vlogs worldwide.
– Blogger – blog author.
– Vlogger – vlog author
• Purpose of blogs:
– Businesses create blogs
• to communicate with employees, customers, and
– Teachers create blogs
• to collaborate with other teachers and students.
– Home users create blogs
• to share aspects of their personal life with family,
friends, and others
A collaborative Web site that allows users to
create, add to, modify, or delete the Web site
content via their Web browser
Online Social Network
A Web site that encourages members in its
online community to share their interests,
ideas, stories, photos, music, and videos with
other registered users
A media sharing Web site is a specific type of
online social network that enables members to
share media such as photos, music, and videos.
Flickr, Fotki, and Webshots are popular photo
sharing communities; PixelFish and YouTube are
popular video sharing communities.