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Blogs: a technology or medium?

We had an anthropologist from the University of California Irvine — Bonnie A. Nardi — up for a lecture at the end of Spring Quarter. She had done some research with a small cohort of bloggers, seeking to understand why people blog. Most of these folks were writing personal journals. A few were writing subject-oriented […]

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Web/Tech

Blogads reader survey

Blogads ran a survey 17-19 May 2004, trying to get some data on blog readers. More than 17,000 people completed the survey; results are now online. These self-reported data suffer the same weaknesses as early Georgia Tech surveys of WWW users. With that as a caveat, however, the data are interesting — whether viewed in […]

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Media

AJR on political blogging

“When political bloggers bay in the blogosphere, do political reporters hear them?” So begins an essay in the June/July issue of American Journalism Review. The article explores the relationship between political blogs and “Big Jouralism” that I began examining earlier this spring for WWW2004. It also explores political campaign movements, such as the Dean “Adopt-a-Journalist […]