Blogging in the Global Society: Cultural, Political and Geographical Aspects
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Blogging in the Global Society: Cultural, Political and Geographical Aspects

Tatyana Dumova (Point Park University, USA) and Richard Fiordo (University of North Dakota, USA)
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Release Date: September, 2011|Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 285
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-744-9
ISBN13: 9781609607449|ISBN10: 1609607449|EISBN13: 9781609607456
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Description & Coverage
Description:

During the past decade, blogging has not only grown, but it has also become a truly international phenomenon: about two thirds of all blogs are written in a language other than English.

Blogging in the Global Society: Cultural, Political and Geographical Aspects provides a comprehensive view of blogging as a global practice. Bloggers have created a new virtual world—a blogosphere—populated with opinion leaders and information purveyors, political pundits and activists, human and animal rights defenders and abusers, corruption fighters and truth seekers, as well as professionals, marketers, advertisers, journalists, celebrities, artists, academics, and bored consumers of all sorts. This book provides a cross-disciplinary analysis of the social, cultural, and political factors affecting blogging practices, tracing the diffusion of blogging as a global communication innovation, uncovering particularities and patterns of adoption in different cultures and geographical regions, and shedding light on trends in the global blogosphere.

Coverage:

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Blogging and Cultural Differences
  • Blogging and Regional Differences
  • Blogging in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Middle East, Africa, India, China, South Asia, and South America
  • Blogosphere
  • Global Trends in Blogging
  • History of Blogging
  • Rhetoric of Blogging
  • The Future of the Global Blogosphere
  • Web 2.0
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"Provides an anthology of scholarly articles on blogs around the world, from Latin America to China. Some of the topics feel familiar: American political blogs, civility on the Internet, social networking." [...] "This work is worth a look for shedding light on little-explored parts of the blogosphere and revealing to readers the extent to which blogging has infiltrated nearly every corner of the globe. Summing Up: Recommended. All readership levels."

– CHOICE, Vol. 49, NO. 8, R. P. King, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus

Recommended-This collection of research writings from international scholars examines blogging from a variety of perspectives, ranging from empirical studies to discussions of philosophical issues related to blogging and blogs. After reading this book, blogs will never look the same again. Blogging is a worldwide occurrence and blogs are used for a variety of reasons, both significant points emphasized throughout. This volume is recommended to anyone with an interest in the impact of social media and blogging, whether bloggers themselves or not.

– The Australian Library Journal, Vol. 62, No. 2 - Catherine Gilbert, Parliament of Australia Library

Compared with similar research paper aggregations, this book is superior in its organisation, showing that the editors clearly understand how to present knowledge. Most blog researchers should hold this book in their private collections.

– I-Hsien Ting, National University of Kaohsiung, Online Information Review, Vol. 37, No. 2
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Editor/Author Biographies
Tatyana Dumova (PhD, Bowling Green State University) is a Professor of Multimedia in the School of Communication at Point Park University (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). Her research focuses on the social and cultural implications of information and communication technologies and the role of technology in teaching and learning. She has presented and published her research nationally and internationally. Most recently, she has lead-edited Blogging in the Global Society: Cultural, Political and Geographical Aspects and a two-volume Handbook of Research on Social Interaction Technologies and Collaboration Software: Concepts and Trends (IGI Global).
Richard Fiordo (PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) is a professor of Communication and director of the Graduate Program at the School of Communication at the University of North Dakota. He has published two books and numerous articles on various aspects of human communication. His recent research interests include instructional technologies and information literacy. Dr. Fiordo has worked in higher education in Canada and the United States.
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Editorial Review Board

• Zheng Han, Shanghai University, School of Film and Television, China
• Lorraine D. Jackson, California Polytechnic State University, USA
• Ronald Marsh, University of North Dakota, USA
• Madanmohan Rao, International School of Information Management, India
• Francesco Sofo, University of Canberra, Australia
• Lorna Uden, Staffordshire University, UK