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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.

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New books are added but reading status is rarely accurate.

December 24, 2004

Who Let the Blogs Out? Biz Stone's description of blogs

I am reading Biz Stone's (2004) new book. Click on the title in the reference list to go to the book's page at Amazon.

I particularly like Stone's description of what a blog is.

Part of this description is fairly utopian and as such more then I am personally willing to commit to. I tend to be rather jaded about the transformativity of each new technology...some will transform, and some are extension of what was happening previously and will be further extended before transformation takes place. Setting that issue aside, I do like where Stone is going with this description, as he grabs the concept that a blog is tool not an outcome unto itself. In his description a blog is very much whatever the user wants it to be...that makes sense to me much more than the idea that all true blogs are political or technical filter blogs.

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Stone, Biz (2004). Who Let the Blogs Out? : A Hyperconnected Peek at the World of Weblogs New York: St. Martin's Press.

The following comment as attached to the original post on December 26, 2004 03:37 PM:

    Author: David Brake
    url: Http://
    Comment: I agree with you that the essence of blogging is that there is no essence - it is divided into a number of distinct clusters of behaviour, and any suggestion that one kind of blogging is somehow more legitimate than another is purely subjective. That said, have you seen what Publisher's Weekly says about that book? It's the first negative review I have ever seen Amazon publish (is this a policy change?)

Posted by prolurkr at December 24, 2004 02:49 PM

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