Pings? Trackbacks? Wiki?

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

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


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

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. I thought "pings" were all the little scratches in my mini-van around the keyhole… 🙂 GORGEOUS picture.

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

  6. Cute pic!

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

  8. *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!

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

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

  10. 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.

  11. *LOVE* the picture!!!