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Paper – Blogging Practices: An analytical framework

It took me a while to blog that Jan’s paper on blogging practices has been published:

Schmidt, Jan (2007): Blogging Practices: An analytical framework. In: Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Vol. 12, Nr. 4. Available online: http://jcmc.indiana.edu/vol12/issue4/schmidt.html

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.

I wrote on it before (Jan Schmidt on blogging practices, Blogging practices, episodes and uses), but rereading it now. A couple of sidenotes:

Also, Jan points to other blogging articles in the same JCMC issue:

Archived version of this entry is available at http://blog.mathemagenic.com/2007/08/23.html#a1937; comments are here.

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