Glocal 2.0. Blogging: Evolution Treated as Revolution

posted by ka:kanev on 2007/12/11 13:04

[ Call for Papers ]

It is not in Sofia but in Skopje... which makes it close enough and keeps it interesting for most of the KAKANIEN folks.

May 8-10, 2008
New York University Skopje
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
http://glocalconfer ence.wordpress. com/

Call for papers

The majority of the content daily published on the world wide web is user generated, most of it posted on blogs or other social media platforms. The exact number of blogs is impossible to state at any given point due to the highly decentralised and dynamic character of the blogosphere. The evolution of the Internet is driven by that dynamic and decentralised nature of this new rhetorical opportunity that is becoming more available and easier to use. There is a growing need for sophisticated discussion of social media including blogs, blogging, blogosphere and social software in general.

The International Conference Glocal 2.0: Blogging: Evolution treated as Revolution invites researchers and practitioners (bloggers) for a discussion and analysis, as well as for sharing thoughts and experiences on the emerging networked society we live in.

We invite you to submit a paper proposal in the proposed areas of interest:

1. Blogging and Journalism
2. The information flow within the blogosphere
3. Topical clusters in the blogosphere
1. Topical blogs – sports, culinary, politics, etc.
2. PR blogs and blogs in education
4. Citizen journalism in the (g)local framework
5. Forms and consequences of emerging social software practices
6. The political impact of social software
7. Blogosphere vs. Mediasphere
8. Semantic Web (knowledge management, crowdsourcing)
9. Blogs and public opinion
10. Workshop(s) – Step by step blogging

Important dates

* Abstract submission: December 23, 2007
* Abstract acceptance: January 20, 2008
* Paper submission: April 15, 2008
* Conference: May 8-10, 2008


Please submit your paper proposals (abstracts, 200-300 words) and a short CV through e-mail on

Working language (s): Conference –English
Workshop(s): English and Macedonian

All inquires to: Jana Ivanovska, MA
Tel.: ++389 2 20 34 600
Fax: ++389 2 20 34 630
New York University Skopje,
Faculty of Communication and Media Studies,
Saraj bb., 1066 Skopje , Republic of Macedonia



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