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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.

January 22, 2005

A week of blog thought - in retrospect

It's been an interesting week of thinking about blogs and blogging. On Tuesday, January 18 Google announced the creation of "nofollow," one tool in the fight against spam - SearchEngineWatch news story is here. I installed the MT plugin as soon as it was available, though I have not - as of yet - set comments back on by default.

On Wednesday January 19, 2005 Lilia Efimova of Mathemagenic spent some time with the BROG group. Pete Welsch blogged her presentation and some of the subsequent discussion.

Thursday, January 20, I spend most of the day crawling through the IU online resources looking for blog related articles and grabbing copies of those I don't have for my personal archive. I will be updating the Blog Bibliography shortly to reflect new entries.

Then on Friday I got my blog back and spent the day reinserting posts. Not tough work but it definitely meant some serious mutli-tasking was going on for most of the afternoon.

So here it is, Saturday. I get to pen an abstract for NCA today. Plus I'm sure I will be thinking more on the "close a door, open a window" concept as it relates to spammer. See this morning I found I have four new trackbacks to my post about the death of J. I. Miller: Two are to a prom dress site and two are to porn sites. So we closed, we attempted to partially close, the door on comment spam but left the window open for trackback spam. *sigh* This is very sad since much of the blog conversation that does happen, actually takes place through formal and informal trackback processes.

Cool I just found out that the MT plugin also blocks trackback spam. Excellent. It's amazing what you learn when you read the documentation. LOL I should do it more often.

Posted by prolurkr at January 22, 2005 10:17 AM

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