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Description - Blogging by Jill Walker Rettberg

Thoroughly revised and updated, this new edition of Blogging provides an accessible study of a now everyday phenomenon and places it in a historical, theoretical and contemporary context. The second edition takes into account the most recent research and developments and provides current analyses of new tools for microblogging and visual blogging. Jill Walker Rettberg discusses the ways blogs are integrated into today s mainstream social media ecology, where comments and links from Twitter and Facebook may be more important than the network between blogs that was significant five years ago, and questions the shift towards increased commercialization and corporate control of blogs. The new edition also analyses how smart phones with cameras and social media have led a shift towards more visual emphasis in blogs, with photographs and graphics increasingly foregrounded. Authored by a scholar-blogger, this engaging 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780745663647
ISBN-10: 0745663648
Format: Hardback
(223mm x 144mm x 17mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 4-Oct-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jill Walker Rettberg

Jill Walker Rettberg is professor of digital culture at University of Bergen.

Books By Jill Walker Rettberg

Blogging by Jill Walker Rettberg
Hardback, June 2008
Digital Culture, Play, and Identity by Jill Walker Rettberg
Paperback, September 2011