Beyond personal webpublishing: An exploratory study of conversational blogging practices
Efimova, L. & de Moor, A. Beyond personal webpublishing: An exploratory study of conversational blogging practices. Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-38), IEEE Computer Society Press, 3-6 January 2005 (forthcoming).
Abstract. Although initially developed as low-threshold tools to publish on-line, weblogs increasingly appear to facilitate conversations. The objective of this study is to identify practices of conversational blogging. This paper presents results of an exploratory qualitative analysis of a weblog-mediated conversation case, focusing on participation rhythm, media choices and specific linking practices. Based on our findings we propose attributes of conversational blogging: linking as conversational glue, tangential conversations and interplays between conversation with self and conversations with others. Finally, future research directions are discussed.
This is my second paper with Aldo de Moor. You can check our earlier paper An argumentation analysis of weblog conversations, but it's probably more fun to read my struggles with thinking on weblog conversations (and hopefully I'll fix topics fast enough, so you can actually do it :)
I probably shouldn't annouce a paper in a post dated almost two weeks ago, but it was drafted there and anyway I will return to it often enough to get you bored :)
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