Saturday, November 18, 2006

Just Some Stuff as I Finalize the Theories/Practices of Blogging Issue for Reconstruction

Introductions

Set up Weblogs:
Blogger

Read Matrix Philosophy: Blue or Red Pill? and write a response about which pill you would choose and why?

HOMEWORK:

Smith, Mark K. Community: A Review of the Theory The Encyclopedia of Informal Education. (2001: Last updated January 28, 2005)

Further Readings:

Blood, Rebecca. Weblogs: A History and Perspective Rebecca's Pocket (September 7, 2000)

Drezner, Daniel and Henry Farrell. “Web of Influence.” Foreign Policy (November/December 2004) {Every day, millions of online diarists, or “bloggers,” share their opinions with a global audience. Drawing upon the content of the international media and the World Wide Web, they weave together an elaborate network with agenda-setting power on issues ranging from human rights in China to the U.S. occupation of Iraq. What began as a hobby is evolving into a new medium that is changing the landscape for journalists and policymakers alike.}

Hourihan, Meg. "What We're Doing When We Blog." O'Reilly Network (June 13, 2002)

Lanson, Jerry. “Our Waste Howling ‘Cyberness’.” Christian Science Monitor (February 18, 2005) (my response to the essay)

Mead, Rebecca. "You've Got Blog: How To Put Your Business, Your Boyfriend, and Your Life Online?" (November 13, 2000)

Miller, Carolyn R. and Dawn Shepard. "Blogging as Social Action: A Genre Analysis of the Weblog." Into the Blogosphere (2004)

Rabb, Christopher. “Blogging While Black.” Alternet (February 18, 2005) {“Blogging is not a luxury, it's a civic responsibility.” Recognition of the blogosphere as a democratic form of organizing and communicating and a call to the black community to make use of its potential.}

Ways to Use Blogs UThink: Blogs at the University of Library (University of Minnesota: 2004)

Walker, Jill. Weblog: Definition Jill/Txt (June 28, 2003)

Weblogs Guardian Unlimited (2004- : Ongoing special archive of reports)

1 comment:

J de Leon said...

I think one of the best collections on blogging theory is Into the Blogosphere. Actually, I recommend pretty much anything Susan Herring has done. There's also BROG: The (We)blog Research on Genre Project, also connected to her.

And there's Perseus' blog surveys, plus of course the roundups from Sirfry and Technorati.