Blog research collection

· The Power of Many

The University of Minnesota has posted an anthology on blog research, Into the Blogosphere: Rhetoric, Community, and Culture of Weblogs:

This online, edited collection explores discursive, visual, social, and other communicative features of weblogs. Essays analyze and critique situated cases and examples drawn from weblogs and weblog communities. Such a project requires a multidisciplinary approach, and contributions represent perspectives from Rhetoric, Communication, Sociology, Cultural Studies, Linguistics, and Education, among others.

Articles include “Blogs as Virtual Communities: Identifying a Sense of Community in the Julie/Julia Project,”, “Culture Clash: Journalism and the Communal Ethos of the Blogosphere,” “Imagining the Blogosphere: An Introduction to the Imagined Community of Instant Publishing,” and “Personal Publication and Public Attention.” (Hat tip to Liz Lawley on Many-2-Many)