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Creativ spelling and adoption of Web 2.0 features: A case study

Just an FYI for whomever might be reading this (Feedburner reports two RSS subscribers!). I’ve added the Disqus commenting system to the site, which allows you to sign in via Facebook, Twitter and some other sites to confirm your identity, or to create a new Disqus account to use. This should keep spam out, but it also presents some nice commenting features like discussion threading, comment liking, commenter profile links, etc. It’s recently been added to several blogs I read and I’m liking it a lot.

Filed: Metamedia || 17:10, November 12 || No Comments »


As I was finishing my PhD last year — with a dissertation and research history focused tightly on blogs and blogging — I decided that in my future as an academic I really should do some academic blogging. This is what media scholars do now, after all! And then the school year started, I got walloped by teaching and research and promptly set blogging aside. Luckily, one of my spring courses involved WordPress development, giving me an opportunity to get work going on this site as a tutorial I could use in class, and now it’s ready to go. Or at least passably ready, with a variety of design issues still to be worked out.

Meanwhile, my past as a music blogger is still out there, and will continue on and off when I have something to say about music or culture or politics that doesn’t fit here. And I suppose I’ll still be posting my usual complaints on Facebook and using Twitter for the stuff that’s too dumb for Facebook. What you’ll find here is primarily commentary about new media and political communication issues in the news, along with an open-ended, semi-monologue about my research. I’ll be using this site to discuss new articles that pique my interest, to sort through ideas relating to new research questions and think about politics and journalism in the new media environment. I expect this will occasionally be some quite witty stuff, but also of interest mostly to nerds. Welcome!

Filed: Metamedia || 12:47, November 2 || No Comments »