17.115 research on blogging

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Date: Mon Jun 23 2003 - 01:55:02 EDT

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       [1] From: "Steven D. Krause" <skrause@emich.edu> (20)
             Subject: Re: 17.114 research on blogging

       [2] From: "Christine Goldbeck" <cgoldie@epix.net> (85)
             Subject: Re: 17.114 research on blogging

             Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 06:43:07 +0100
             From: "Steven D. Krause" <skrause@emich.edu>
             Subject: Re: 17.114 research on blogging


    In the composition and rhetoric community in the U.S.-- particularly for
    folks concerned with computers and writing-- there are many people doing
    research of different flavors on blogs. I've given a couple of
    presentations about blogs at conferences, one about blogs as a tool for
    scholarship and one about blogs as a (failed) tool for writing
    instruction. There is a link to this last presentation (and a discussion
    about the conference where I gave it, the annual Computers and Writing
    conference) as what is currently the last entry of my own blog, which is at
    http://people.emich.edu/skrause/blog I'm using a somewhat problematic
    software to run this blog, but that's another story...

    There's a woman named Clancy Ratliff who has a good blog at
    http://www.culturecat.net/ and who also has links to a lot of good blogs
    done by people who identify themselves as computers and writing
    academic-types. Most of those folks are at a minimum using blogs in their
    own writing and/or their own teaching.


    Steven D. Krause
    Associate Professor, Department of English Language and Literature
    614 G Pray-Harrold Hall * Eastern Michigan University
    Ypsilanti, MI 48197 * http://krause.emich.edu

             Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 06:43:24 +0100
             From: "Christine Goldbeck" <cgoldie@epix.net>
             Subject: Re: 17.114 research on blogging


    I am involved in researching and writing on blogging and I plan to write a
    survey that seeks input from bloggers. I am also a blogger. I maintain a
    general weblog and a grad studies weblog, which is similar to what I have
    done in print for years -- maintaining several journals (personal and

    Also, this week, I unveil a new workshop for journal writers. It seems to me
    that a number of women use blogs as journals, which is one thing I really
    want to look at.

    I will gladly share information I receive when I create and implement the
    survey and I would like to receive any findings other scholars on this board
    would provide. Full credit, of course, would be given in the paper I will


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    > Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 114.
    > Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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    > Date: Sun, 22 Jun 2003 09:18:00 +0100
    > From: Matt Kirschenbaum <mgk3k@jefferson.village.Virginia.EDU>
    > Subject: Re: 17.110 research on blogging?
    > > Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2003 08:43:51 +0100
    > > From: Alexandre Enkerli <enkerli@unb.ca>
    > > >
    > > [Yes, the informality is intended. Let's hope it doesn't rub against
    > > grain...]
    > >
    > > Hello,
    > > Anyone here doing research on blogging and related phenomena (Wiki,
    > > Slashdot...)? Just curious.
    > If research consists in doing, then yes. I keep a blog at:
    > http://www.otal.umd.edu/~mgk/blog/
    > And I'd be curious to know about other Humanists who blog.
    > FWIW, here's something I had posted to my blog several months ago:
    > "Earlier I had said, none too originally, that the blog seems to
    > represent the next stage of evolution for the personal homepage. I still
    > think that's true, but my recent immersion in blogging has also brought
    > home to me the importance of feedback, interaction,
    > multi-directionality. You post and then wait for comments and
    > trackbacks. You log on in the morning and look at your blogroll to see
    > who's updated. It seems to me that blogs are filling the vacuum created
    > by the demise of many listserv discussion groups, at least in those
    > corners of the academic world I inhabit. Conversations that would have
    > once taken place on list have moved to the blogosphere, which functions
    > as a richer, more granular, and--this is what's most
    > important--self-organizing discourse network."
    > Blogs (and some of the other networked writing enviroments like Wikis)
    > are really pushing the technical edge these days in terms of hypertext
    > and collaborative discourse. Trackback, which is implemented in Movable
    > Type and several other blogging tools, is particularly worthy of note
    > because it's enabled what are essentially the first true peer-to-peer
    > links on the Web. Matt
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