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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

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Women and Children Last: The Discursive Construction of Weblogs

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The Performativity of Naming: Adolescent Weblog Names as Metaphor

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New books are added but reading status is rarely accurate.

October 01, 2004

Excellent response on genre and weblogs

I am reposting this listserv posting with permission of the author John Walter. The post is in response to a previous thread, on the techrhet listserv, questioning "what is a book?" Among the list of artifacts in question are a hand-written diary, a comic book, a catalog, and a unpublished paper-based manuscript. Are these books?

This reply caught my eye because of much of the rhetoric I've heard and read in the last 9 months about genres and blogs. You can see it in the posts of academic blog and in the definition of weblogs used in academic papers, and you can hear it at conferences in the presentations and discussion all of these forums present a yes/no dichotomy of genre and weblogs. In essence the argument is weblogs are more then one thing therefore no one should talk about genre and weblogs, or weblogs are based upon specific technologies (Movable Type, Blogger, LiveJournal, etc.) each with separate genres specific to their environments.

As Alex Halavais so rightly said at AoIR last week, academics need to step away from their personal blogs and really take a long hard look at what nonacademics are doing with the technology. In other words, what is the average blogger doing, talking about, thinking, performing, and constructing.

Take some time to think on Walter's comments and posit your own thoughts on the topic.

Posted by prolurkr at October 1, 2004 09:59 AM

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