Blogosfera--sphäre--sphere - Part 10

posted by PP on 2005/06/13 16:55

[ Blogosfera | -sphäre | -sphere ]

I found some Articles on Blogging, by searching especially for the Connection of Science and Weblogs. Here's some Selection of my Results...
First, a Beginners Guide to Corporate Blogging by Fredrik Wackå (, as a .pdf. His Definition of a Corporate Blog goes like this:
Blogs - an abbreviation of ’weblogs’ - are published on the web, typically as microsites standing by themselves but today also as parts of traditional web sites.
They reflect the interests, thoughts and opinions of the person, sometimes persons, publishing the blog. Blogs are characterized by frequent updates, an informal tone and many links to other blogs and web sites.
A corporate blog is a blog published by or with the support of an
organization to reach that organization’s goals.
In external communications the potential benefits include strengthened relationships with important target groups and the positioning of the publishing organization (or individuals within it) as industry experts.
Internally blogs are generally referred to as tools for collaboration and knowledge management.

Also worth reading (and also a .pdf): Bridging the Gap: A Genre Analysis of Weblogs by Susan C. Herring, Lois Ann Scheidt, Sabrina Bonus and Elijah Wright from the School of Library and Information Science (Indiana University, Bloomington). The Abstract goes like this:

Weblogs (blogs) - frequently modified web pages in which dated entries are listed in reverse chronological sequence - are the latest genre of Internet communication to attain widespread popularity, yet their characteristics have not been systematically described. 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. Notably, blog authors, journalists and scholars alike exaggerate the extent to which blogs are interlinked, interactive, and oriented towards external events, and underestimate the importance of blogs as individualistic, intimate forms of self-expression. Based on the profile generated by the empirical analysis, we consider the likely antecedents of the blog genre, situate it with respect to the dominant forms of digital communication on the Internet today, and advance predictions about its long-term impacts.

At the University of Minnesota exists Into the Blogosphere, a Collection of good/useful - partly brilliant - Articles:

  • Power Surge: Writing-Rhetoric Studies, Blogs, and Embedded Whiteness
  • Introduction: Weblogs, Rhetoric, Community, and Culture
  • Visual Blogs
  • Blogs as Virtual Communities: Identifying a Sense of Community in the Julie/Julia Project
  • The Spirit of Paulo Freire in Blogland: Struggling for a Knowledge-Log Revolution
  • Remediation, Genre, and Motivation: Key Concepts for Teaching with Weblogs
  • Culture Clash: Journalism and the Communal Ethos of the BlogospherePromiscuous Fictions
  • Weblog Journalism: Between Infiltration and Integration
  • Women and Children Last: The Discursive Construction of Weblogs
  • The Labyrinth Unbound: Weblogs as Literature
  • Battlecat Then, Battlecat Now: Temporal Shifts, Hyperlinking and Database Subjectivities
  • Imagining the Blogosphere: An Introduction to the Imagined Community of Instant Publishing
  • Moving to the Public: Weblogs in the Writing Classroom
  • Blogging as Social Action: A Genre Analysis of the Weblog
  • Personal Publication and Public Attention
  • Weblogs and the Public Sphere
  • Geography of the Blogosphere: Representing the Culture, Ecology and Community of Weblogs
  • Parody Blogging and the Call of the Real
  • Links, Lives, Logs: Presentation in the Dutch Blogosphere
  • Common Visual Design Elements of Weblogs
  • Formation of Norms in a Blog Community
The Declaration of this Publications starts with:
This online, edited collection explores discursive, visual, social, and other communicative features of weblogs. Essays analyze and critique situated cases and examples drawn from weblogs and weblog communities. Such a project requires a multidisciplinary approach, and contributions represent perspectives from Rhetoric, Communication, Sociology, Cultural Studies, Linguistics, and Education, among others.

Teaching and Developing Online is an Initiative/Weblog by Darren Cannell:

This blog will focus on the teaching of High School online. There are many approaches to online education and we are here to share them.

Any Need to know more about RSS-Specifications?Maybe you could start their Website/blog with the useful 10 Tips for Bloggers... And of course they have some Definition for RSS:

This site is a comprehensive rss reference detailing everything you need to know about RSS.
RSS is defined as Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary. RSS files are formed as XML files and are designed to provide content summaries of news, blogs, forums or website content.

To mention finally the The Edublog Weblog Awards: These Awards were given 2004 for scholarly and education focused bloggers. And some of their Links and Hints are really helpful.


Senior Editor

Seitenwechsel. Geschichten vom Fußball. Hgg. v. Samo Kobenter u. Peter Plener. Wien: Bohmann 2008, 237 pp.
(Weitere Informationen hier)
Transcarpathica. Germanistisches Jahrbuch Rumänien 3-4/2004-2005. Hgg. v. Andrei Corbea-Hoisie u. Alexander Rubel. Bukarest/Bucuresti: Editura Paideia 2008, 336 pp.
[Die online-Fassung meines Einleitungsbeitrags "Thesen zur Bedeutung der Medien für Erinnerungen und Kulturen in Mitteleuropa" findet sich auf Kakanien revisited (Abstract / .pdf).]
Seitenweise. Was das Buch ist. Hgg. v. Thomas Eder, Samo Kobenter u. Peter Plener. Wien: Bundespressedienst 2010, 480 pp.
(Weitere Informationen hier wie da, v.a. auch do. - und die Rezension von Ursula Reber findet sich hier [.pdf].)
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