Issuing a unique number to all the blogs is an excellent initiative and is extremely helpful in recognizing the originality of work of the bloggers. It is also helpful in saving the content in the blog from potential plagiarism. The process of issuing the IBSN or the internet blog serial number is extremely easy and does not even take a lot of time.
How To Issue Internet Blog Serial Number
Getting your Internet Blog Serial Number at the ibsn.org is not at all tough.
The first step is to choose the number you would like as your IBSN. It should be a ten digit number. You can repeat one digit multiple times in the figure.
Check whether someone has already taken the number or not. If someone has taken it, consider changing it to something else.
Now all you need to do is register yourself on the site, and you will be added to the database.
You can download the number with your barcode in the form of an image and put it on your blog.
The process is straightforward however it does not give you any protection against plagiarism and other malicious activities that take place on your website. Also, this has not been recognized by the government agencies.
Difficulties In Issuing Numbers
Although right now the generation of the internet blog serial number is effortless but this might turn problematic in the future. If the government starts issuing authorized numbers to all the blogs present on the internet, here are the issues that they might have to face:
Huge Number Of Blogs
The first and the foremost problem that they would arise while issuing the IBSN to the bloggers is that there are lakhs of blogs operating on the internet right now.
If the government starts to issue the number to every blog over the internet, massive traffic on the government website will be a significant issue.
Each of the bloggers would obviously want to get a specific number for their blog and issuing it with so many people coming together would take a lot of time and work.
Differentiation Of Fake From Real
There are lots of blogs on the internet, and it is impossible to differentiate the fake from the real. If the unique numbers are provided to each of the blogs, it will create plagiarism issues. However, it is really difficult to read a process every blog and look for the ones that are unique and do not have any content that is not readable.
The System Of Generation
The government will have to come with a system of generation of numbers for the blogs that do not give the same number to two different blogs. Developing a system of generation in such a short time that will give the numbers to the bloggers quickly, is difficult considering the number of blogs.
Authorization Of The Blogger
When the ISBN is given to the books, the author and the publisher’s information is identified, and it is checked. However, it is impossible to check the information of so many bloggers over the internet. It is also impossible to know whether the information provided by the blogger about their address or phone number and identity is true or false.
Although there are a lot of advantages of issuing an IBSN, there are some major difficulties that will occur. However, with some thinking and planning these can be eliminated and a system can be devised to issue the unique number with ease.