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Blogging America: The New Public Sphere (New Directions in Media)

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As blogs have evolved over the last few years, they have begun to take on distinct characteristics depending on audience and purpose. Though political blogs remain the most high profile (and most read), other types of blogs are gaining in strength and visibility. This book—a follow-up volume to Barlow's Rise of the Blogosphere, which examined the historical context for the modern blog—provides an examination of the many current aspects of the blogosphere, from the political to the professional to the personal, with many stops in between. Given that millions of blogs have been created over the past five years and yet more come online at an undiminished rate, and given that enthusiasm for both reading them and writing them has yet to wane, it is likely that the blog explosion will continue indefinitely.

As blogs have evolved over the last few years, they have begun to take on distinct characteristics depending on audience and purpose. Though political blogs remain the most high profile (and most read), other types of blogs are gaining in strength and visibility. This book—a follow-up volume to Barlow's Rise of the Blogosphere, which examined the historical context for the modern blog—provides an examination of the many current aspects of the blogosphere, from the political to the professional to the personal, with many stops in between.

Areas covered include the personal blog; the political blog; the use of blogs by various religious communities both for discussion within communities and for outreach; the growth of blogs dedicated to specific geographic communities, and their relations with older local media; blogs dedicated to technical subjects, particularly relating to computers; blogs and business; blogs sparked by video games, movies, music, and other forms of entertainment; and more. Given that millions of blogs have been created over the past five years and yet more come online at an undiminished rate, and given that enthusiasm for both reading them and writing for them has yet to wane, it is likely that the blog explosion will continue indefinitely.

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Having described the media evolutions that led to The Rise of the Blogosphere in his last book on the online world of weblogs (or blogs), Barlow (technical writing and composition, New York City College of Technology, City U. of New York) here attempts a more descriptive account of the phenomenon of personal political blogs as they were in 2007. He first elaborates on the concept of "neteracy," the skills and attitudes of communication in the blogosphere, before turning to views of the blogosphere from without and from within and the misconceptions and exaggerations that can be found amongst both. He also presents a comparison of blogs and other communication technologies and concludes with a survey of the heterogeneity of a Christian blogging community. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

AARON BARLOW teaches Technical Writing and Composition at New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York. He is the author of The DVD Revolution: Movies, Culture, and Technology (Praeger, 2005) and The Rise of the Blogosphere: American Backgrounds (Praeger, 2007).

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ISBN:
9780275998721
Author:
Barlow, Aaron
Publisher:
Praeger Publishers
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Aaron J. Barlow
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Subject:
Christianity
Subject:
Social aspects
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Information technology
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Social Aspects - General
Subject:
Internet - General
Subject:
Blogs - Social aspects
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Blogs - Political aspects
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Computers Reference-Social Aspects
Copyright:
Series:
New Directions in Media
Series Volume:
1939
Publication Date:
20071131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
9.48x6.57x.79 in. .99 lbs.

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