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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 November 22, 2005.

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New books are added but reading status is rarely accurate.

December 01, 2004

Merriam-Webster's Words of the Year 2004. Number 1 = blog

It's been percolating around the net today that Merriam-Webster (MW) named "blog" their most searched for word on Merriam-Webster Online. Tonight as I coded data, for the BROG Sunbelt XXV submission, I kept thinking about the MW stated definition of the term:

Unlike the often cited definition first put forth by Rebecca Blood (2000) that requires links for a page to be called a blog and is biased in favor of the external focus of filter blogs, the MW definition is biased toward introspective personal content as found in online diaries.

The inclusion of the term "blog" in the upcoming edition of the MW Dictionary is both a recognition that blogs have permanently infiltrated the cultural lexicon and that diary blogs have, at least from the perspective of the MW editors, become the dominate genre.

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Blood, Rebecca (Sept. 7, 2000). Weblogs: A history and perspective. rebecca's pocket. Retrieved Nov. 19, 2004 from

Posted by prolurkr at December 1, 2004 11:22 PM

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