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Adolescent Diary Weblogs and the Unseen Audience

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July 02, 2005

A Book of One's Own - Genre's of Diaries

I discovered the book at the left as a reference in one of my readings on paper diaries. I have been searching for an academic work, or even a non-academic one, that gave me a breakdown of sub-genres of diaries that might be applied to diary blogs. Mallon has it in spades. While he insists that his work is not inclusive I truly believe he has nailed most of them that would have appeared in both paper and electronic forums, I do think there are some forms that may, potentially, be unique to blogging.

The book is a good summer read as Mallon brings his experience as an award winning biographer of people to this "biography" of a communication form.

Full citation: Mallon, Thomas (1984). A book of one's own: people and their diaries. New York: Ticknor & Fields.

Posted by prolurkr at July 2, 2005 05:56 PM

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