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

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Last Updated November 22, 2005.

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New books are added but reading status is rarely accurate.

February 26, 2005

Delinking of "Addressing the Unseen"

The link from my paper Addressing the Unseen: The Audience Envisioned for Adolescent Diary Weblogs, in the sidebar, to the SLIS Working Papers has been severed. The department has instituted a second level of review - beyond that being done by the publication venue - and noted that there were typographical errors in my submission. So after a month on the site they pulled it for editing.

The paper will be undergoing some significant revision to add more detail, and make structural changes like using a different citation style, to meet the requirements of the editors.

We feel your piece is informative and clear and represents a useful introduction to an under-researched new area. Overall, for your revisions, we would like you to 1) consider the balance between the data and discussion, 2) reconsider the statistical section and 3) develop conclusions about gender. We feel there is a lot of interesting data in the chapter which could use more analysis. When you start to include examples of blogs (e.g. "As a witness testifying to the experience"), you describe the blog in a couple of sentences, but you don't analyse it, for example, by commenting on language use. We feel this is a missed opportunity. In the statistical analysis section, we would recommend summarising the findings, as the approach is fairly descriptive. We feel the statistical section would benefit by being set in context of gender theory (as gender is a key variable). Finally, your conclusion could be stronger and perhaps develop points about differences between blogs and other forms of writing, and about gender.

Some minor points. The chapters won't have abstracts, so we'd be grateful if you could incorporate this in your text. It would help to include more subheadings early on (e.g. adolescence, blogs and diaries, etc) in order to make the structure of the chapter clearer; and introducing Langellier's typology later would eliminate current repetition in the introductory section (i.e. cut the reference on p.2).

So rather then progress on a two-track editing system, one for SLIS and one for the book chapter, I have decided to wait until the book chapter revision is completed then I will post that work online possibly at the SLIS Working Papers site or on BROG.

If you have the paper bookmarked you will want to delete that link as the old URL has been overwritten by another paper. Also if you would like a copy of the work prior to its reappearance online, please email me and I will send it out to you.

Here is the current abstract for the piece:

This paper is divided into two sections. In the first section I discuss adolescent diary weblogs and their prevalence online, situating them with respect to their offline antecedents, and aligning them with concepts of offline and online performance including Langellier's (1998) typology of personal narrative performance. The second section uses content analysis in applying Langellier's typology to the implied audience embedded in adolescent diary weblog posts. The content analysis of a small sample of adolescent weblogs finds that Langellier's typology can be successfully applied to adolescent diary weblogs.

Posted by prolurkr at February 26, 2005 10:23 AM

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