- (Nardi et al., 2004) ⇒ Bonnie A. Nardi, Diane J. Schiano, Michelle Gumbrecht, and Luke Swartz. (2004). “Why We Blog.” In: Communications of the ACM Journal, 47(12). doi:10.1145/1035134.1035163
Subject Headings: Personal Blog
- (Java et al., 2007) ⇒ Akshay Java, Xiaodan Song, Tim Finin, and Belle Tseng. (2007). “Why We Twitter: Understanding Microblogging Usage and Communities.” In: Proceedings of the 9th WebKDD and 1st SNA-KDD 2007 workshop on Web mining and social network analysis. doi:10.1145/1348549.1348556
Blogging is sometimes viewed as a new, grassroots form of journalism and a way to shape democracy outside the mass media and conventional party politics . Blog sites devoted to politics and punditry, as well as to sharing technical developments (such as www.slashdot.org), receive thousands of hits a day. But the vast majority of blogs are written by ordinary people for much smaller audiences. Here, we report the results of an ethnographic investigation of blogging in a sample of ordinary bloggers. We investigated blogging as a form of personal communication and expression, with a specific interest in uncovering the range of motivations driving individuals to create and maintain blogs.
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Diane J. Schiano
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