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The Rise of the Blog

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  • #15439
    Amanda Licastro
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    Hello IRT members,
    I am in search of scholarship that documents/analyzes/explicates the historical moment I call the rise of the blog – the earliest instances of blogging in the very late 1990’s and very early 2000’s. Basically I need help locating materials that chronicle examples of early blogging and help explain how the genre formed. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
    Thank you so much,
    Amanda

    #25969
    Jessie Daniels
    Participant

    A couple of good places to start:

    Perlmutter, David R. 2008. Blogwars. (New York: Oxford University Press.)

    Pole, Antoinette J. 2009. Blogging the Political: Politics and Participation in a Networked Society. (New York: Routledge.)

    Both are focused on then-current political bloggers, and each includes a decent historical account of the rise of blogging.

    #25970
    Amanda Licastro
    Participant

    Wonderful! Thank you! Those are extremely helpful.

    Does anyone have texts that focus on personal or academic blogs as well?

    #25971
    Jessie Daniels
    Participant

    A few more:

    Rosenberg, Scott. 2009. Say Everything: How Blogging Began, What It’s Becoming, and Why It Matters. (New York: Random House.)

    Tobias, Vicky. 2005. “Blog This! An Introduction to Blogs, Blogging, and the Feminist Blogosphere.” Feminist Collections 26 (2/3):11-17.

    Wright, Susan and Elisa Page Camahort. 2008. “The BlogHer/Compass Partners 2008 Social Media Study.” Available online at: http://www.blogher.com/files/BlogHer.CompassPartners.Social%20Media%20Study.ppt.pdf

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