The blog can be to be a communication channel among students, teachers, and parents. There are a lot of other benefits to build a blog in education. However, I read an article, which is written by Chinese http://mrpm.cc/?p=220. It says that blog ma by replaced by Facebook.
The blog user says that after he created his Facebook Fans Page, his followers in the Facebook are 8 times more than RSS subscribers on his blog. Also, his blog visitors have a dramatically increasing because some of his followers link to his blog through his Facebook Fans Page.
I think there two major reasons can explain this situation.
1. Facebook provides users a convenient function to interact with the page owner. Sometimes, people may don’t know what they can say to the owner but still want to build some kind of relationship. In this case, they can just simply click “Like.”
2. Facebook’s Wall function makes users write shorter message. Thus, users don’t need to spend a lot of time to write a long article to make the page look plentiful.
Actually, I don’t have too many thoughts about blog. For me, it’s just like a digital a notepad or diary.