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Herring, Susan et al.
"Bridging the gap: a genre analysis of weblogs"
  January 05, 2004    

From abstract: "This paper presents the results of a content analysis of 203 randomly-selected weblogs, comparing the empirically observable features of the corpus with popular claims about the nature of weblogs, and finding them to differ in a number of respects."

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Herring, Susan C., Lois A. Scheidt, Sabrina Bonus, and Elijah Wright. Bridging the gap: A genre analysis of weblogs. Proc. of the 37th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 5-8 January 2004, Big Island, Hawaii. Los Alamitos: IEEE Press, 2004.

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Bar-Ilan, Judit. "Information hub blogs." Journal of Information Science. 31.4, 2005. 297-307.

Bortree, Denise Sevick. "Presentation of self on the Web: an ethnographic study of teenage girls' weblogs." Education, Communication & Information. 5.1 (March 2005): 25-39.

Carter, Scott. "The role of the author in topical blogs" Conf. on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2-7 April 2005, Portland. CHI '05 extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems. ACM Press, New York: 2005. 1256-1259.

Chang, Ching-I, Narayan Kansal, Younah Kang, and Wade Schuette. "Evaluation of Blogger." Term paper. SI 689. University of Michigan School of Information, 2005.

Chao, Ruey-Ming, Sheng-Wen Lo and Yi-Ting Chang. "A study of using AHP OLAP service and blog to construct a quantitative and qualitative assessment environment." Machine Learning and Cybernetics, 2005. Proceedings of 2005 International Conference. Vol. 4. 18-21 August, 2005.

Chu, Wayne. "Media Monitoring Using Social Networks." Honor's project. COMP 4905. Carleton University. 8 April 2005.

Cukier, Wendy L., Susan Cody, and Eva J. Nesselroth. "Genres of Spam: Expectations and Deceptions." Proceedings of the 39th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS'06) Track 3, (2006): 51a.

Damaso, John A. "The New Populist Dictionary: A Computer-Mediated, Ethnographic Case Study of an Online, Collaboratively-Authored English Slang Dictionary." Diss. University of London, 31 August, 2005.

Davis, Brian and Karrie Karahalious. "Telelogs: a social communication space for urban environments." Proceedings of the 7th international conference on Human computer interaction with mobile devices and services, Salzburg, Austria. (2005): 231-234.

de Moore, Aldo, and Lilia Efimova. "An Argumentation Analysis of Weblog Conversations." Proc. of the 9th International Working Conference on the Language-Action Perspective on Communication Modelling, 2004.

Dickie, Connor, Roel Vertegaal, David Fono, Changuk Sohn, Daniel Chen, Daniel Cheng, Jeffrey S Shell, Omar Aoudeh. "Augmenting and sharing memory with eyeBlog." Proc. of the the 1st ACM workshop on Continuous archival and retrieval of personal experiences. (2004): 105-109.

Doostdar, Alireza. "'The Vulgar Spirit of Blogging': On Language, Culture, and Power in Persian Weblogestan." American Anthropologist. 106.4 (Dec 2004):651-663.

Efimova, Lilia, and A. de Moor. "Beyond personal webpublishing: An exploratory study of conversational blogging practices." Proc. of the 38th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS'05), Los Alamitos: IEEE Press. 2005.

Efimova, Lilia, Stephanie Hendrick, and Anjo Anjewierden. "Finding 'the life between buildings': An approach for defining a weblog community." AOIR Internet Research 6.0: Internet Generations, Chicago. October 2005.

Efimova, Lilia and Stephanie Hendrick. "In Search For a Virtual Settlement: An Exploration of Weblog Community Boundaries." Telematica Insituut, The Netherlands. 2004.

Efimova, Lilia, Sebastian Fiedler, Carla Verwijs, and Andy Boyd. "Legitimised theft: distributed apprenticeship in weblog networks." I-KNOW '04, 30 June-2 July 2004, Graz, Austria.

Efimova, Lilia. "Understanding personal knowledge management: A weblog case." Telematica Instituut: Works in Progress. (18 April, 2005.)

Farmer, James. "Communication dynamics: Discussion boards, weblogs and the development of communities of inquiry in online learning environments." Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education 2004, Perth. 5-8 December.

Grudin, Jonathan. "Enterprise Knowledge Management and Emerging Technologies." Proceedings of the 39th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS'06) Track 3. (2006): 57.

Gumbrecht, Michelle. "Blogs as 'protected space'." Workshop on the Weblogging Ecosystem: Aggregation, Analysis, and Dynamics: WWW 2004. New York: ACM Press. 2004.

Hendry, David G. and Allyson Carlyle. "Hotlist or Bibliography? A Case of Genre on the Web," Proceedings of the 39th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS'06) Track 3, 2006. 51b.

Herring, Susan C., Inna Kouper, John C. Paolillo, Lois Ann Scheidt, Michael Tyworth, Peter Welsch, Elijah Wright, and Ning Yu. "Conversations in the Blogosphere: An Analysis 'From the Bottom Up'." Proc. of the 38th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS'05), Los Alamitos: IEEE Press. 2005: 107b.

Herring, Susan C. and John C. Paolillo. "Gender and genre variation in weblogs." Journal of Sociolinguistics, 10.4 (September 2006): 439.

Herring, Susan. "Slouching Toward the Ordinary: Current Trends in Computer-Mediated Communication." New Media and Society. 6.1 (2004): 26-36.

Herring, Susan et. al. "Women and Children Last: The Discursive Construction of Weblogs" Into the Blogosphere. Ed. Laura J. Gurak, Smiljana Antonijevic, Laurie Johnson, Clancy Ratliff, and Jessica Reyman. June 2004.

Huffaker, David, and Sandra Calvert. "Gender, identity, and language use in teenage blogs." Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication. 10.2 (2005).

Huffaker, David. "Gender Similarities and Differences in Online Identity and Language Use Among Teenage Bloggers." Master's Thesis. Georgetown University, April 28 2004.

Huffaker, David. "The educated blogger: Using weblogs to promote literacy in the classroom." AACE Journal. 13.2 (2005): 91-98.

Jensen, Klaus Bruhn and Rasmus Helles. "'Who do you think we are?' — A content analysis of websites as participatory resources for politics, business, and civil society." Interface://Culture — The World Wide Web as Political Resource and Aesthetic Form. Ed. Klaus Jensen. Denmark: Forlaget Samfundslitteratur / NORDICOM. August 2005.

Kelleher, Tom, and Miller, Barbara M. "Organizational blogs and the human voice: Relational strategies and relational outcomes." Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication. 11.2 (2006).

Keshelashvili, Ana. "Patterns of Self-Expression and Impression Management in Blogs." Master's thesis. Louisiana State University, 2004.

Killoran, John B. "resume.html: A Survey of New Genre Systems for an Old Genre." Association of Internet Researchers Conference, University of Sussex, UK. 19-22 September, 2004.

Kolari, Pranam, Tim Finin and Anupam Joshi. "SVMs for the Blogosphere: Blog Identification and Splog Detection." American Association for Artificial Intelligence Spring Symposium on Computational Approaches to Analysing Weblogs, Stanford University, California. 27-29 March, 2006.

Kolbitsch, Josef and Hermann Maurer. "The Transformation of the Web: How Emerging Communities Shape the Information we Consume." Journal of Universal Computer Science. 12.2 (April 2006).

Lambropoulos, N. "EEEP Online Community of Practice: The First to Boldly Go in Greece." Open Education, The Journal for Open and Distance Education and Educational Technology. 2 (2005).

Lourenco, Rui Pedro and Joao Paulo Costa. "Discursive e-Democracy Support." Proceedings of the 39th Hawai'i International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS '06). Los Alamitos: IEEE Computer Society Press.

Macintosh, Ann, Andy McKay-Hubbard and Danae Shell. "Using Weblogs to Support Local Democracy." E-Government: Towards Electronic Democracy: International Conference Proc. TCGOV 2005. Bolzano, Italy, 2-4 March, 2005.

Matyas, Dobo. "On-line public relation." Essay. Pazmany Peter Katolikus Egyetem, Hungary. 2005.

Miller, Carolyn R. and Dawn Shepherd. "Blogging as Social Action: A Genre Analysis of the Weblog" in Gurak et al. (eds), Into the Blogoshphere. Rhetoric, Community and Culture of Weblogs, (2004).  

Mishne, Gilad. "Experiments with Mood Classification in Blog Posts." Style2005 - the 1st Workshop on Stylistic Analysis Of Text For Information Access, SIGIR, 2005.

Nardi, Bonnie et al. "Blogging as social activity, or, would you let 900 million people read your diary?" Proc. of the 2004 ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work, Chicago. 6-10 November, 2004. 222-231.  

Nardi, Bonnie, Diane Schiano, Michelle Gumbrecht, and L. Swartz. "Why we blog" Communications of the ACM. 47.12 (2004): 41-46.  

Nowson, Scott. "The Language of Weblogs: A study of genre and individual differences." Doctoral thesis. University of Edinburgh, 2006.

Paolillo, John C. and Elijah Wright. "Social Network Analysis on the Semantic Web: Techniques and Challenges for Visualizing FOAF." 2005. Forthcoming.

Paolillo, John C., Sarah Mercure, and Elijah Wright. "The Social Semantics of LiveJournal FOAF: Structure and Change from 2004 to 2005." Fourth International Semantic Web Conference in Galway, Ireland. 7 November, 2005.

Poulton, Christopher. "The Next Weblog: Reorganise and Review." Essay. University of Southampton, May 2004.

Reichmayr, Ingrid Francisca. "Weblogs von Jugendlichen als B├╝hnen des Identit├Ątsmanagements. Eine explorative Untersuchung." kommunikation@gesellschaft, 6.8 (2005).

Rogers, Richard. "Poignancy in the US political blogsphere." Aslib Proceedings: New Information Perspectives. 57.4 (2005): 356-368.

Schiano, Diane, et. al. "Blogging by the rest of us" Conf. on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 24-29 April 2004, Vienna. ACM Press, New York: 2004.

Scheidt, Lois Ann. "Adolescent diary weblogs and the unseen audience." Digital Generations: Children, Young
People and New Media. David Buckingham and Rebekah Willett, eds. London: Lawrence Erlbaum. 2006.

Schmidt, Jan. "Strukturierungsprinzipien in der Online-Kommunikation: Das Beispiel der Weblogs." Neue Kommunikationsmedien, 5.1 (2005).

Su, Norman Makoto, Yang Wang, Gloria Mark, Tosin Aiyelokun, and Tadashi Nakano. "A Bosom Buddy Afar Brings a Distant Land Near: Are Bloggers a Global Community?" Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Communities and Technologies, 2005.

Su, Norman Makoto, Yang Wang, and Gloria Mark. "Politics as Usual in the Blogosphere." Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Social Intelligence Design (SID 2005).

Takeda, Hideaki. "The State-of-Art of Weblog Research." Essay, SIG-SWO-A402-06. National Institute of Informatics, Japan. 2006.

Tyworth, Michael. "An Exploratory Analysis of Weblogs." Term paper.

Unger, Frank. "Die Blogosph äre-Inhaltliche Strukturen deutschsprachiger Weblogs." Master's thesis. Technische Universität Dresden, March 14, 2005.

Venolia, Gina. "A Matter of Life or Death: Modeling Blog Mortality." Microsoft Research.

Viégas, Fernanda B. "Bloggers' Expectations of Privacy and Accountability: An Initial Survey." Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 10.3 (2005): article 12.

Vieta, Marcelo. "Interactions through the screen: The interactional self as a theory for Internet-mediated communication." Master's thesis, Simon Fraser University, 2004.

Vieta, Marcelo. "Rethinking Life Online: The Interactional Self as a Theory for Internet-Mediated Communication." Iowa Journal of Communication. 37.1 (Spring 2005): 27-58.

Vuorinen, Kimmo. "Using weblogs for discussion." Master's thesis. University of Tampere, January 2005.

Wang, Hsiu-Chuan, Yi-Shin Deng, and Sean Chiu. "Beyond photoblogging: new directions of mobile communication." Proceedings of the 7th international conference on Human computer interaction with mobile devices and services, Salzburg. 2005. 341-342.

Wei, Carolyn. "Formation of Norms in a Blog Community." Into the Blogosphere. Ed. Laura J. Gurak, Smiljana Antonijevic, Laurie Johnson, Clancy Ratliff, and Jessica Reyman. June 2004.

Weisensee, Nils. "Der Tsunami in der Blogosphäre: Eine empirische Analyse und systemtheoretische Bewertung journalistischer Kommunikation im Weblog-Netzwerk." Magisterarbeit. University of Trier, 26 December 2005.

Williams, Andrew Paul, Kaye D. Trammell, Monica Postelnicu, Kristen D. Landreville, Justin D. Martin. "Blogging and Hyperlinking: use of the Web to enhance viability during the 2004 US campaign." Journalism Studies. 6.2 (May 2005): 177-186.

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