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Response: Revision of Summary: Carolyn R. Miller and Dawn Shepherd’s “Blogging as a Social Action: A Genre Analysis of the Weblog”

By examining the particular social context in which blogs emerged (the kairos) and further providing an account of the content and form and by tracing the origins and the social actions performed by blogs, Miller and Shepherd offer a comprehensible definition and analysis of the blog, a phenomenon which obtained the status of a genre … Continue reading

Summary: Alexander Halavais’ “The Hyperlink as Organizing Principal”

In his article “The Hyperlink as Organizing Principal” Alexander Halavais attempts to define the hyperlink not just in relation to it’s original intended use, but also by examining the larger social effects. He explains that, because that the hyperlink has been adopted in everyday use on the internet, we can see that “they reflect deep … Continue reading

Response: Sex Blogging and Women’s Reclamation of the Water Cooler

In Daniel Solove’s The Future of Reputation, Jessica Cutler is positioned as an ignorant internet user who creates a blog intended only for her friends, detailing her sex life. Jessica reasons that when men bragged about having sex with her at the office it was considered mere “writing on the bathroom wall” (54) so really, … Continue reading