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Blogs, Wikis, Guides, Reviews ... What Next?

Ok, eBay-ers, now's your chance to blog yourself crazy writing about those vintage Mickey Mouse wristwatches you've been collecting for 17 years. EBay just launched a new free service it calls Ebay blogs, allowing anyone to create and publish a blog on the site.

Who would want to do that?

Sellers, that's who. They can use blogs to tout their listings and share their expertise on just about anything they want.

Tracking the trend of user-generated content on the Internet, eBay now offers all kinds of options for people to publish material on its site. In addition to blogs, it offers tools for writing product reviews, for commenting on community message boards, for generating topical guides, and for creating special groups that other users can join. Also new is a feature called "MyCollectibles" that lets people gather Web pages from various sites and present them in one place.

The company even rolled out a new public "eBay wiki'' this week. Wiki is a special flavor of software allowing different people to jointly edit the same document or collection of Web pages; eBay has created a community wiki it hopes will serve as an education center for its marketplace.

By Leslie Walker  |  June 14, 2006; 3:41 PM ET  | Category:  EBay Live , Leslie Walker
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