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Paper 213_elpub2006:
The Practices and Popularity of British Bloggers

id 213_elpub2006
authors Pedersen, Sarah; Macafee, Caroline
year 2006
title The Practices and Popularity of British Bloggers
source ELPUB2006. Digital Spectrum: Integrating Technology and Culture - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Electronic Publishing held in Bansko, Bulgaria 14-16 June 2006 / Edited by: Bob Martens, Milena Dobreva. ISBN 978-954-16-0040-5, 2006, pp. 155-164
summary A snapshot of the British blogosphere focusing on the blogging habits and technical abilities of a sample of British bloggers. Most of the academic research that has so far been published on blogging behaviour has been based on US bloggers. By investigating British bloggers, who are relatively late in the field as a group, we hope to clarify the role of gender, as opposed to early adoption or subject matter, in the popularity of blogs. Analysis of the blogs has so far focused on technical information such as technical ability of the blogger, which software used, analysis of the blogroll, enhancements to the blog and use of images This sample suggests that male and female bloggers in the UK approach the construction of their blogs differently. However, the finding that women tend to have more outward links means that the facile 'men-filter' and 'women-journal' distinction should not be made.
keywords blogs; blogging; British; computer-mediated communication
series ELPUB:2006
type normal paper
email s.pedersen@rgu.ac.uk
more http://info.tuwien.ac.at/elpub2006/presentations/213.ppt
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