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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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New books are added but reading status is rarely accurate.

February 02, 2005

Quals reading - Outlining in Blood

I spent yesterday finishing:

Serfaty, Viviane (2004). The Mirror and the Veil: An Overview of American Online Diaries and Blogs. Amsterdam: Rodopi.

It is thoughtful look at American online diaries written by an American studies scholar who teaches in France. Several sections of the book have me thinking about my work in a new light, always a good thing. In particular Serfaty's point of view that current acceptance of online diaries in the United States can be directly traced to the writings and practices of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Much of what was said about Emerson's writings was new to me and will have me spending some time with his collected works, when time is available.

My only negative on the book is that I would have liked to have had the specific titles/names for the technological tools discussed at various points. For example she discusses her perceptions of the differences between online diaries and weblogs by relating to both forms globally saying,

Weblogs and diaries differ in the way responses of readers are organized. The diaristic form keeps up the familiar patterns of traditional correspondence, where letters were expected to be shared by several members of the same family or a circle of friends. ... Weblogs are different in as much as the software is in charge of displaying readers' answers; the blogger has very little scope for editing or deleting answers (p.66).

I have definitely learned to make sure that this type of statement is contextualized with the type of software under consideration and the year of access. Technology is a moving target and differences, such as those outlined here, may disappear very quickly thereby dating the material or making it appear inaccurate to the subject-area neophyte.

Today I have begun reading:

Blood, Rebecca (2002). The Weblog Handbook: Practical Advice on Creating and Maintaining Your Blog. Cambridge MA: Perseus Publishing.

I am taking reading notes in my commonplace book, as I know know it is called per Serfaty, and outlining the concepts on a notepad. Paper juggling is rampant. The commonplace book notes will next be transcribed into Reference Manager so they are searchable. Very handy. The outline will go into MS Project where is it will become part of the backbone of my quals paper. Helping to guide my reading of blog articles that will be cited in that extended literature review.

At 2:00 pm I'm skipping out of my six hour reading session to go wonder the Home Show with hubby. It's a great time to see all the amazingly useless stuff that can be sold to people with a little arm-twisting. The back to IUPUI to help teach this evening. Wednesday's are very busy days this semester.

Posted by prolurkr at February 2, 2005 12:18 PM

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