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Adolescent Diary Weblogs and the Unseen Audience

Conversations in the Blogosphere: An Analysis "from the Bottom Up". Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-38) Best Paper Nominee.

Weblogs as a bridging genre

Bridging the Gap: A Genre Analysis of Weblogs. Winner of the 2004 EduBlog Awards as best paper.

Common Visual Design Elements of Weblogs

Women and Children Last: The Discursive Construction of Weblogs

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The Performativity of Naming: Adolescent Weblog Names as Metaphor

Buxom Girls and Boys in Baseball Hats: Adolescent Avatars in Graphical Chat Spaces

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Last updated July 8, 2005.

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Last Updated November 22, 2005.

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New books are added but reading status is rarely accurate.

June 07, 2004

Blog research and permanently crossed-eyes

After three days of checking blog sites against a master list my vision and mouse-clicking fingers are shot. But that seems to make the mind more sharp...must be a pain thing. I've been giving a lot of thought to the entire concept of "blogs" while I looked at thousands of them. It seems that the comparisons across the sites breakdown to two things. Blogs are 1) a way to organize material usually in reverse chronological order (but not exclusively), and 2) a place to locate information - personal, business, point-of-view, etc. Which makes the term almost as descriptive as saying "I have a resume." Both are similar, reverse chronological ordering of information, but a resume can be many things as well...which is why there are sub-genres. Blogs need to be broken apart in to many more subcategories to give any information about the site to potential users.

What does the term mean to you?

Posted by prolurkr at June 7, 2004 08:04 PM

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