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Adolescent Diary Weblogs and the Unseen Audience

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January 05, 2006

Paragraph analysis and the popular blog

Bardiac had a post over prolurker's hiatus on paragraph analysis. Now I am not a literary analyst but his discussion of internal construction within the narrative has gotten me thinking about medium expectations and constraints, and audience for blog posts.

Certainly there has been a lot of discussion over the years about the informal style of online communication. Of course that parallels the discussion of the verbal characteristics of the words written in online locales. So there are some new conventions that appear with a new communication medium that may or may not be consistent with the conventions of former mediums. However all of this still glosses over the goal of the interaction…the goal is to communicate so some shared construction and shared expectations are basically a given.

Basically all of that leads up to my somewhat constant questions - are popular blogs (a-list and maybe b-list) more adhered to classic written and visual communication conventions than to the media's representation of blogging conventions? If so in general is it the same across genders and age groups? What would be find if we did an analysis? Might be plenty interesting.

Posted by prolurkr at January 5, 2006 07:52 AM

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