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Links to my published articles online
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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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27 March 2006 23:59:59 UTC-0500

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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.

August 20, 2005


For the last few days I have been getting slammed with spam forcing me to delete hundreds of comments and trackbacks a day...not an overall effective use of time nor is it good for my view of the world.  This even though I have a multi-layered protection system including SpamLookup, MTBlacklist, Comment & Trackback moderation, and MTCloseComments in place. 

Ok well there are apparently a few problems, one that I fixed being that MTCloseComments was not properly setup so that comments were not closing...Daaaaa.  Oh well so now I have comments closing properly which is a good and bad thing since I have a few posts I would have liked to keep comment open on indefinitely.  *sigh*  In a perfect world.

But there are also obviously problems with SpamLookup and MTBlacklist.  Since the first group of spam when I would go through the moderation process and I would activate MTBlacklist, after much clicking I get a screen that tells me that the posts were deleted but no url fragments were added to the database because all of them were already there.  THEN WHY WERE THE SPAM NOT BLOCKED BECAUSE THE URL FRAGMENT WAS IN THE DATABASE?  Annoying annoying annoying.

Posted by prolurkr at August 20, 2005 08:37 AM

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