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Links to my published articles online
List of Publications with Full Citations

Language Networks on LiveJournal (pdf)

Adolescent Diary Weblogs and the Unseen Audience (pdf)

A Longitudinal Analysis of Weblogs: 2003-2004 2005
Conversations in the Blogosphere: An Analysis "from the Bottom Up" (pdf). Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-38) Best Paper Nominee.

Weblogs as a bridging genre (pdf)

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

Time until my next publication submission deadline
I do not plan on submitting articles for publication until I have defended my qualifying paper - expected to happen during Spring Semester 2008.

Links to my conference papers online
The Performativity of Naming: Adolescent Weblog Names as Metaphor

Buxom Girls and Boys in Baseball Hats: Adolescent Avatars in Graphical Chat Spaces

Time until my next conference submission deadline
1 December 2007 23:59:59 UTC-0500

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

Weblog and Blog Bibliography
Last Updated November 22, 2005.

A weblog to gather quotations from my academic reading.

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New books are added but reading status is rarely accurate.

August 07, 2007

Genres of Weblogs...Your Input Please

Well after a long and tumultuous year, including the move, I am back to working on my qualifying paper. About time I say! LOL

One of my chapters will be defining weblogs and then I will be looking at weblog genres. After that I will be drilling down to diary weblogs specifically. I would like to pick all your brains, metaphorically of course…because any other way is just gross…and ask you to take a look at the MindMap I have drawn. I would love your comments.

The basics of the diary section taxonomy were taken from Mallon (1984). One of the issues that arise out of using an established taxonomy is that the list was developed many years, in most cases, after the diary examples were completed. In other words, I’m questioning if the genres of diaries in process and completed diaries might differ…at least they might differ because a more microscopic lens can be applied to a completed work…a difference in level of specificity rather than a complete reclassification of the genre.

There are two files…a .pdf for the drawing and .txt for the accompanying notes, look at both of them because I don't think the map makes sense without the notes. I’m sure there is a way to get both in one file but I’m very new to the MindMap software, so this is the best I could do.

Comment please…lots of them…and I will post those who wish to be included in the archive…since comments are turned off in the blog. Email to [email protected]

Oh I probably should note here, that my MindMap drawing differs somewhat from my previously published work…I’m growing in my understanding of the subject matter and this map reflects that growth.

Reference List

Mallon, Thomas (1984). A Book of One's Own: People and Their Diaries. New York: Ticknor & Fields.

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March 31, 2007

Have you seen this great site,  Write and send an email to your future can keep it private or make it public (either signed or anonymous).  What a great idea since most of our actions are designed to maximize the potential of "future me" now we can check that what we had in mind either came to pass or didn't...because now we can talk to ourselves from today...into the future. 

Interesting research potential here too.  LOTS of it.  LOL

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September 14, 2005

Research immersion or the next two weeks

Research immersion or the next two weeks

The next two weeks are basically total research immersion, along with all of the other stuff I do on daily basis.

I need to decide if I am going to take the time, since time is a scarce commodity right now, to write and submit a position paper for the AAAI Spring 2006 Symposium, Computational Approaches to Analyzing Weblogs (CAAW-2006). If I do decide to write the paper it will likely be a position paper on gender/age identification in weblogs.

Research...making the world go around

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August 01, 2005

New professional-lurker categories

I've added five new categories to better describe the information in this blog.  They are:  Community Service, some of the fun stuff, Conferences & Workshops...I've attended, Professional Development...learning as I go along, Professional Service...working with friends, and Research...making the world go around

I've thought a lot about the tagging issue and have decided to stay out of that fray for now.  You see from my perspective you as a reader do keyword searches to find the information you want to read, assuming you aren't regularly reading a specific site in which case neither keywords or tags matter.  You pick the keywords and, hopefully, narrow your search as you work through the sites you find in the outcome.  I can assign whatever tag I want to a post, but if it doesn't match your keyword then it does nothing to help you find the information I posted.  So I, in essence, I see tags as something that might help a blog author find information in their own blog.  Personally I too do keyword searches when I am looking for information so I see very little benefit to adding tags to my posts.  As usual I reserve the right to change my mind at a later date.

August 21, 2005: I've done away with the "Conferences & Workshops...I've attended" category because I decided it was duplicated in the new "Professional Development...learning as I go along" category.

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