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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.

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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.

December 21, 2005

Another year of prolurker

I sat down on the evening of the 21st to start working on this post. Something about the solstice makes me reflective no matter what, and two days until the blog's anniversary just adds to the existing atmosphere. It seems to be appropriate to be playing Seasons of Love from Rent while I write this - 525, 600 minutes - how do you measure, measure a year?.... Of course the other interesting issue is that I am writing this while my blog is offline, having expended its monthly bandwidth allocation and awaiting a new transfusion to get us through moving to the new host.

During the last year the blog and I have grown in ways I may not know completely for some time. The blog is maybe the easiest to describe. Prolurker has been honored this year with nominations for design and has been used as required reading/viewing in classes ranging from online diary studies to new media design. I want to thank all of my colleagues who have found value here and have recommended the work to their students. There is no greater complement than to have my work become part of anothers classroom.

As for me personally, because of the blog I have been interviewed for a variety of theses and dissertations ranging from looks at academic blogging to discussions of gender in the blogosphere. From the perspective of one who didn't write a people-centric masters thesis - my thesis from my first masters is on commuter patterns between Indiana counties - and as one who has yet to begin their dissertation, it has been very interesting to watch these projects develop and to make note of aspects I want to use myself when I approach my dissertation.

In the 525,600 minutes…give or take…since I sat down to write my last annual review of the blog, the following points jump out at me from this year:

Last year's "Year in Review" post was heavy with numbers, and somehow this year I don't see the need for it. It probably doesn't hurt that as I update this post for publication on January 4, 2006 I have lost all of my previous user stats in the move to the new host. I was planning on adding a clip of the cPanel Webalizer panel but all of that is lost. It's a bummer since I all I will have for annual reports is the cummulative increase...oh well.

The future of professional-lurker is? You know, I have no idea. As for right now I think now that Prolurker is up and running on it's new hosts servers it is steady state and that is just fine by me.

525,600 minutes, 525,000 moments so dear.
525,600 minutes - how do you measure, measure a year?
In daylights, in sunsets, in midnights, in cups of coffee.
In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife. In 525,600 minutes - how do you measure a year in the life?

Posted by prolurkr at December 21, 2005 06:58 PM

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