Thursday, February 16

Pings? Trackbacks? Wiki?

Can anyone clue me in as to what these things are?


(Oh, and don't forget To Cast Your Vote! :: )

12 Comments:

At 9:16 PM, Blogger Faith said...

Let me know when you find out!!! ;D
p.s. I did figure out how to vote though! Yea!

 
At 9:58 PM, Anonymous Nicole said...

I'm little help. I think trackbacks refer to posts inspired by yours. So, if I wrote something about, say, adoption, inspired by one of your pieces, I would "trackback" to it.

And if that is totally wrong, I'm sorry. I'll be checking back to see if someone else has this better figured out.

 
At 10:05 PM, Blogger linzi said...

I think pings are (generally if you are trying to connect over a network) something your computer sends out. if it gets an answer then your connection is working (this is a guess)... and the only wiki i know is wikipedia.com!

 
At 10:59 PM, Anonymous Shannon from Rocks In My Dryer said...

I thought "pings" were all the little scratches in my mini-van around the keyhole... :) GORGEOUS picture.

 
At 5:10 AM, Blogger monica said...

A trackback is when you read a post, like it, and then write about the same thing but you want to attribute the author!

 
At 9:02 AM, Blogger Rachelle said...

Cute pic!

 
At 9:13 AM, Blogger Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

A ping will update different blog trackers to let them know that you have recently updated or posted a new post.

 
At 12:01 PM, Blogger wendy said...

*LOVE* the pic. I voted for ya. Had to laugh when I went in there and saw that my (now extinct) blog was nominated for the same category as yours. I had no idea I had been nominated. Good luck Mary!

 
At 12:08 PM, Anonymous HolyMama! said...

That's a hat and a precious, precious child. Easy!

Oh? Not what you meant? I don't know either.

 
At 3:23 PM, Blogger MrsDoF said...

A ping is when the subject of your post has been checked by a Search Engine. It started out to be a way for computers talk to each other and keep subjects filed for easy reference, but has evolved into a great method for spam/crap to overload your site.
A trackback usually applies when one blogger links to your post because they are about the same subject or because it might be of interest to yet another reader. Also a great method for idjuts to find you and take advantage of any open server space.
Wiki has a technical term but lately implies reference on Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia.
Looks like you might have to enable Word Verification pretty soon, so that only human eyes can comment.

 
At 4:34 PM, Blogger FrogLegs said...

*LOVE* the picture!!!

 
At 9:00 AM, Blogger B.E.C.K. said...

Ping: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PING

Trackback: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trackback

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki

 

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