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2006
Adolescent Diary Weblogs and the Unseen Audience

2005
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

2004
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

Time until my next publication submission deadline
27 March 2006 23:59:59 UTC-0500


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2005
The Performativity of Naming: Adolescent Weblog Names as Metaphor

2004
Buxom Girls and Boys in Baseball Hats: Adolescent Avatars in Graphical Chat Spaces

Time until my next conference submission deadline
31 March 2006 23:59:59 UTC-0500


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Adolescents and Teens Online Bibiliography
Last updated July 8, 2005.

Weblog and Blog Bibliography
Last Updated November 22, 2005.

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New books are added but reading status is rarely accurate.


December 08, 2004

SPAM and blog comments

I spent the morning removing over 100 spam messages. I couldn't get an exact count because they kept coming even as I was adding the URLs to the blacklist. Yes the blacklist plugin helps but it doesn't stop all of them because the crafty little buggers keep changing URLs. And for every comment attached to the blog there is an associated email message that must be reviewed, forwarded to the MT Blacklist folks if it is a new addy, and then deleted from my in-box. It ends up taking a fair amount of time and many keystrokes to manage it all.

So after spending all that time killing spam and deleting my daily quote of "this is only a test" messages, I am seriously considering removing comments as a feature. This urge bothers me because I want the option of a dialogue to be available in this space, though historically that has not been how the comments feature here has been utilized on this blog. What do you think? How do you manage this with your own blog? Let me know by comment or email.

Posted by prolurkr at December 8, 2004 09:06 AM

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