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Info & Resources

Sifry's Alerts State of the Blogosphere (Technorati)
Weblog sobre Weblogs (Clarín. Mariano Amartino)
Serendipity Delicious on Blogging
Blogs and Wikis Resources by Edna (Education Network Australia)
TintaChina. II Encuesta Bloggers (2005)
Blog News at Poynter
BROG The (We)blog Research on Genre Project. Weblog research on genre, gender, audience, and social networks.
VI Bienal Iberoamericana de Comunicación, septiembre 2007, Córdoba, Argentina. 24. Blogs, revolución de la expresividad digital.

Articles about Blogging

Salaverría, Ramón (2008)El estilo del blog periodístico: usos redaccionales en diez bitácoras españolas de información general. Actas y Memoria Final del Congreso Internacional Fundacional AE-IC (CD-Rom). Santiago de Compostela.
Referencial de pesquisas sobre blogs realizadas por autores das universidades brasileira by Raquel Recuero
Veloci, leggeri e personali. I blog prendono il volo Geert Lovink. Caffe' Europa 2007
Mapping the blogosphere. Professional and citizen-based media in the global news arena Stephen D. Reese & Lou Rutigliano & Kideuk Hyun & Jaekwan Jeong. University of Texas at Austin, USA. Journalism. Vol. 8(3): 235–261 Sage 2007. DOI: 10.1177/1464884907076459
Theories/Practices of Blogging. Reconstruction Vol. 6, No. 4, 2006 Guest Editors: Michael Benton and Lauren Elkin
Conversations in the Blogosphere: An Analysis "From the Bottom Up". Susan C. Herring, Inna Kouper, John C. Paolillo, Lois Ann Scheidt, Michael Tyworth, Peter Welsch, Elijah Wright, and Ning Yu School of Library and Information Science
Indiana University Bloomington (2005, IEEE)
Les Blogs Réseaux VOL 24/138 - 2006 ( found it at post on Jornalismo e Comunicação: "Réseaux" dedica número aos blogues by Manuel Pinto)
A Longitudinal Content Analysis of Weblogs: 2003-2004 Susan C. Herring, Lois Ann Scheidt, Inna Kouper, and Elijah Wright
School of Library and Information Science Indiana University, Bloomington
(In press). In M. Tremayne (Ed.), Blogging, Citizenship and the Future of Media. London: Routledge.
Journal on Computer Mediated Communication Special Section on Blogging Volume 12, Issue 4, July 2007
Blood, Rebecca. "Weblogs: A History and Perspective", Rebecca's Pocket. 07 September 2000. 25 October 2006. <">.


Bloggers: A portrait of the internet's new storytellers. Pew Internet & American Life Project (USA) 7/19/2006
The ease and appeal of blogging is inspiring a new group of writers and creators to share their voices with the world.
A national phone survey of bloggers finds that most are focused on describing their personal experiences to a relatively small audience of readers and that only a small proportion focus their coverage on politics, media, government, or technology. Blogs, the survey finds, are as individual as the people who keep them. However, most bloggers are primarily interested in creative, personal expression – documenting individual experiences, sharing practical knowledge, or just keeping in touch with friends and family.
O público dos blogues em Portugal. um estudo de Dinis Correia, Filipa Manha e Gonçalo Caldas. Universidade Católica Portuguesa. Comunicação Social e Cultura. Variante Digital Interactiva. Públicos e Audiências. Dezembro 2005
Los franceses son los europeos más activos en cuanto a 'blogs' (AFP) 23/11/06

Blogs & Journalism

Brodeur Journalists Survey Identifies Blogs’ Influence on Traditional News Coverage January, 2008. A survey of U.S. journalists by Brodeur, a unit of Omnicom Group (NYSE: OMC), suggests that blogs are not only having an impact on the speed and availability of news, but also influence the tone and editorial direction of reporting.
Negotiating Claims to Journalism: Webloggers' Orientation to News Genres. Donald Matheson. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, Vol. 10, No. 4, 33-54 (2004) SAGE Publications
DOI: 10.1177/135485650401000405
‘Blogs of war’ Weblogs as news. Melissa Wall California State University–Northridge. Journalism Copyright © 2005 SAGE Publications (London, Thousand Oaks, CA and New Delhi) Vol. 6(2): 153–172 DOI: 10.1177/1464884905051006
The political j-blogger ‘Normalizing’ a new media form to fit old norms and practices. Jane B. Singer. University of Iowa. Journalism Copyright © 2005 SAGE Publications (London, Thousand Oaks, CA and New Delhi) Vol. 6(2): 173–198 DOI: 10.1177/1464884905051009
La utilización periodística y la integración del formato blog en diarios digitales europeos tradicionales. Los casos de ‘’ y ‘Guardian Unlimited’. Irene Rengel López Universitat Oberta de Catalunya Athenea Digital - num. 8 (otoño 2005)
Mapping the journalism–blogging relationship. Wilson Lowrey. University of Alabama, USA Journalism. 2006 SAGE Publications Vol. 7(4): 477–500 DOI: 10.1177/1464884906068363
Blogging Between the Lines By Dana Hull reporter at the San Jose Mercury News. From AJR, December 2006/January 2007
The mainstream media have fallen in love with blogs, launching them on everything from politics to life in Las Vegas to bowling. But does the inherent tension between the blogosphere’s anything-goes ethos and the standards of traditional journalism mean this relationship is doomed?

While a Portuguese newspaper publishes this: O paísdesconhecido Por outras, palavras, Manuel António, Pina. Jornal de Notícias, (26/06/07)
An Uruguayan newspaper publishes this: El paraperiodismo local se va quedando sin alguien que le escriba | Breve manual de uso Auge y caída de los blogs uruguayos Surgieron como la demanda de más libertad de expresión de algunos periodistas pero pronto se empantanaron en sus propios caprichos, broncas y egolatrías. Diario El País. (23/06/07) (The most important local newspaper, in terms of circulation, rejects blogging)

Blogs & Business

The Blogging Success Study was conducted by Dr Walter Carl, the students in his Advanced Organizational Communication class (Spring 2006) at Northeastern University and John Cass and his colleagues at Backbone Media, Inc. The objective of this research was to determine the reasons, conditions and factors that make a blog successful, and to create a list of criteria to help companies assess whether and how they should engage in blogging. (Nov, 2, 2006)
Business Blogs And The Business Of Online Publishing: Survey Provides Useful Insights (Part I) Robin Good
Business Blogs And The Business Of Online Publishing: Survey Provides Useful Insights (Part II) Robin Good
Blogger Relations at Adobe, Oracle and SAP (and a bit of IBM, Microsoft, Sun) Nov. 1, 2006. James Governor's MonkChips
"Blogs are becoming somewhat pervasive, and in that sense they become invisible, as useful technology should. On the other hand we're currently seeing a lot of changes in the nature of the corporation, and patterns of influence around customer, employee and partner engagement. Blogs are a strong manifestation of this trend. The deck is being shuffled. The Corporation is being mashed up. Its the end of business as usual. How should corporate communications respond? In a word- flexibly."
Blogs e imagem organizacional blog do projeto "Blogs como objeto de percepção e análise de risco à imagem das organizações", desenvolvido junto ao Grupo de Pesquisa Comunicação e Cultura, do Centro Universitário Feevale
Business Value of Blogging by Lewis Global Public Relations (March, 2007)
A Corporate Guide to the Blogosphere. The new model of peer to peer communication by Edelman (2007) (Spanish commentary at red de investigación)


Supreme Court of California (USA) 20, November. 2006
In the Communications Decency Act of 1996, Congress declared: “No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.” (47 U.S.C. § 230(c)(1).)1 “No cause of action may be brought and no liability may be imposed under any State or local law that is inconsistent with this section.” (§ 230(e)(3).)
Calif. court ruling seeks to protect bloggers, Web publishers "Reversing an appeals court, justices say those who claim to have been defamed in Internet postings may only sue the "originators" of that content". By Anne Broache CNET Published: November 20, 2006, 2:39 PM PST
"In a victory for bloggers, newsgroup participants and other Web publishers, the California Supreme Court ruled Monday that individual Internet users cannot be held liable for republishing defamatory statements written by others."

Theories framework

Les trois lois de la cyberculture. Libération de l'émission, principe en réseaux e réconfiguration culturelle. André Lemos (no prelo, a ser publicado na Revue Société, Bruxelas, 2006.)
Schmidt, J. (2007). Blogging practices: An analytical framework. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 12(4), article 13.


The Blogging Revolution: Government in the Age of Web 2.0 pdf (IBM report by David C. Wyld, Professor of Management and Director of the Strategic e-Commerce/e-Government Initiative at Southeastern Louisiana University). Review of the report by Jason Ryan


La revolución de los blogs. Cuando las bitácoras se convirtieron en el medio de comunicación de la gente. José Luis Orihuela Edición: La Esfera de los Libros, Madrid, 2006, pp. 283.
Blogs. La conversación en Internet que está revolucionando medios, empresas y ciudadanos. Autores: Octavio Rojas, Julio Alonso, José Luis Antúnez, José Luis Orihuela y Juan Varela. Editorial: ESIC. Colección: Divulgación. Madrid, 2005.
La blogosfera hispana: pioneros de la cultura digital. José M. Cerezo (dirección) Fundación France-Telecom España. 2006

At Digitalistas' Blog Hugo Pardo posted Crónica del Libro de Blogs (1) y Crónica del Libro de Blogs (2)

Events, Meetings

Encontro sobre Weblogs 3º Encontro Nacional e 1º Encontro Luso-Galaico 13 e 14 de Outubro de 2006, Universidade do Porto