It took me a while to blog that Jan’s paper on blogging practices has been published:
Abstract. This article proposes a general model to analyze and compare different uses of the blog format. Based on ideas from sociological structuration theory, as well as on existing blog research, it argues that individual usage episodes are framed by three structural dimensions of rules, relations, and code, which in turn are constantly (re)produced in social action. As a result, “communities of blogging practices” emerge – that is, groups of people who share certain routines and expectations about the use of blogs as a tool for information, identity, and relationship management. This analytical framework can be the basisfor systematic comparative and longitudinal studies that will further understanding of similarities and differences in blogging practices.
- happy that my initial comments were pretty inline with those of other reviewers and Jan splitted the original paper into two (survey results have moved into Blogging practices in the German-speaking blogosphere. Findings from the “Wie ich blogge?!”-survey)
- Jan uses “framework” and “model” interchangeably, something that is considered to be a sin by one of my professors. I guess I’ll call Jan’s creation a “framework” 🙂
Also, Jan points to other blogging articles in the same JCMC issue:
- Anonymity and Self-Disclosure on Weblogs – Hua Qian and Craig R. Scott
- Psychological and Social Influences on Blog Writing: An Online Survey of Blog Authors in Japan – Asako Miura and Kiyomi Yamashita
- Gender Differences in British Blogging – Sarah Pedersen and Caroline Macafee
Archived version of this entry is available at http://blog.mathemagenic.com/2007/08/23.html#a1937; comments are here.