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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
Blogging has profoundly influenced not only the nature of the internet today,
but also the nature of modern communication, despite being a genre invented
less than a decade ago. This book-length study of a now everyday phenomenon
provides a close look at blogging while placing it in a historical, theoretical
and contemporary context.
Scholars, students and bloggers will find a lively survey of blogging that
contextualises blogs in terms of critical theory and the history of digital
media. Authored by a scholar-blogger, the book is packed with examples that
show how blogging and related genres are changing media and communication. It
gives definitions and explains how blogs work, shows how blogs relate to the
historical development of publishing and communication and looks at the ways
blogs structure social networks and at how social networking sites like MySpace
and Facebook incorporate blogging in their design. Specific kinds of blogs
discussed include political blogs, citizen journalism, confessional blogs and