Miller, Carolyn R. and Dawn Shepherd
"Blogging as Social Action: A Genre Analysis of the Weblog"
June 01, 2004
From intro: "Our aim in this genre analysis of the blog is to explore the emergent culture of the early 21st century — as revealed by the self-organized communities that support blogging, the recurrent rhetorical exigences that arise there, and the rhetorical roles (or "subject positions") they support and make possible."
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Miller, Carolyn R. and Dawn Shepherd. "Blogging as Social Action: A Genre Analysis of the Weblog
" Into the Blogosphere
. Ed. Laura J. Gurak, Smiljana Antonijevic, Laurie Johnson, Clancy Ratliff, and Jessica Reyman. June 2004.
Labels: blogosphere, Carolyn Miller, Dawn Shepherd, genres, identity, social aspects
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.
Labels: blogosphere, genres, history, statistics, Susan Herring
Kumar, Ravi et al.
"On the Bursty Evolution of Blogspace"
May 20, 2003
A relatively early attempt to come up with algorithms for tracking and measuring the blogosphere, focused mainly on coming up with the process. From the conclusion: "Around the end of 2001, Blogspace began a dramatic increase in connectedness, and in local-scale community structure. Within those local communities, it also began to exhibit dramatic increases in the occurrence of bursty link creation behavior."
Kumar, Ravi, Jasmine Novak, Prabhakar Raghavan, and Andrew Tomkins. "On the Bursty Evolution of Blogspace
." The Twelfth International World Wide Web Conference, 20-24 May, 2003. Budapest, Hungary. Published in World Wide Web. 8.2 (June 2005): 159-178.
Labels: Andrew Tomkins, blogosphere, Jasmine Novak, mapping, Prabhakar Raghavan, Ravi Kumar, social aspects, statistics
The Weblog Handbook: Practical Advice on Creating and Maintaining Your Blog
July 01, 2002
The first book on weblogs. Largely targeted toward people unfamiliar with blogging.
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Blood, Rebecca. The Weblog Handbook: Practical Advice on Creating and Maintaining Your Blog
. Cambridge, MA: Perseus Publishing, 2002.
Labels: blogosphere, definitions, history, Rebecca Blood, techniques
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