Blogging and Gender Issues

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Lately on the AoIR list there’s been some useful discussion about gender and blogging, so I figured I would compile some of the links together here so I don’t lose them.  I wrote about this area of research in a book chapter in 2005 but the book hasn’t been published yet.  It’s actually frustrating how long some things take before going to press.  By the time it comes out people reading will go – huh, that’s old news!  But it wasn’t when I first wrote about it :)  I really think blogging should be recognised more as a new form of scholarly writing but then I said that a few years ago too.

Henning, Jeffrey. “The Blogging Iceberg.” *Perseus*. 4 October 2003. Perseus Development Corporation. 11 November 2005
http://www.perseus.com/blogsurvey/thebloggingiceberg.html


Herring, Susan and Inna Kouper, Lois Ann Scheidt, and Elijah Wright. “Women
and Children Last: The Discursive Construction of Weblogs.” *Into the
Blogosphere: Rhetoric, Community, and Culture of Weblogs*. Ed. Laura J.
Gurak, Smiljana Antonijevic, Laurie Johnson, Clancy Ratliff, and Jessica
Reyman. June 2004. 11 November 2005
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/blogosphere/introduction.html

Papers from the 2006 Blogher Conference
http://blogher.org/about-blogher-conference-06

Book chapter – Posting with Passion: Blogs and the Politics of Gender
by Melissa Gregg in Uses of blogs
(http://snurb.info/index.php?q=node/335)

Papers from AAAI 2006 Symposia on Computational Approaches to
Analyzing Weblogs
(http://www.aaai.org/Library/Symposia/Spring/ss06-03.php):

– The Identity of Bloggers: Openness and gender in personal weblogs by
Scott Nowson and Jon Oberlander –
http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/s9553330/papers/SS0603NowsonS.pdf

– Effects of Age and Gender on Blogging by Jonathan Schler, Moshe
Koppel, Shlomo Argamon, and James Pennebaker –
http://lingcog.iit.edu/doc/springsymp-blogs-final.pdf

– Gender Classification of Weblog Authors by Xiang Yan and Ling –
http://www.stanford.edu/~xyan/publications/SS0603YanX.pdf

(By the way, does anybody know the original source for that image so I can attribute it?)

2 thoughts on “Blogging and Gender Issues

  1. Love the image on this one!

    Thank goodness for our blogs that we can publish with such immediacy .. I guess books offer something diferent from immediacy …. I think they will always have a place but maybe the different modalities will have more clearly defined roles in the future … from books. magazines, blogs, podcasts etc etc

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