I think if I think I'll end up thinking too hard
last but not least
In summary, these two fine academic professors and long time bloggers have taught me a valuable lesson about blogging and its multi-faceted abilities. They lay down the fact that blogs are not just great outlets for personal thoughts and opinions, but act as useful tools for research. The authors point [...]
“What’s in it for me?” says the Hypertext Essay
… This text will most definitely be relevant in relation to our hypertext essay.
In their essay, Mortensen and Walker also include the fact that ‘the visual appearance of weblogs is important’ (p. 270). Blogs are designed and presented through myriad themes of different colour schemes, fonts, [...]
Did you ask me something?
… Yes, what’s your personal perspective on this text?
All in all, I found this essay highly informative, even more so because like what Torill and Walker said, information and publications about this topic is somewhat laborious. Above anything, reading this document has definitely made me more aware of the growing [...]
Boos and Yays
… Formally known as limitations and strengths
I don’t think I exactly have the right credentials to specifically judge the limitations of this text, but for now, I can pretend.
To start with the strengths, overall, Torill and Walker do a top job of covering a large scope of all things blogging. They talk [...]
Why read this for?
So why have this reading as part of our Networked Media course? I could leave it at, ‘just coz’ but I guess, just for you the reader, I’ll elaborate.
There are multiple ways that this text relates to themes in our Networked Media course – many of which I’m probably not even aware [...]
What are you trying to say? … CONTINUED (AGAIN)
- This is the final post on arguments, I promise.
Continuing once more about the essay’s arguments, these academic ladies relate back to their roots saying:
‘With the increasing flow of and access to information, academic communication is changing. Through being aware of new communication technologies we [...]
What are you trying to say? … CONTINUED
Continuing from the arguments in Part III, another major point that Mortensen and Walker make, is that ‘blogs exist right on this border between what’s private and what’s public’. This was a particularly good quote that helped to form their main arguments. The essay follows on to [...]
What are you trying to say?
… Going through their arguments
Mortensen and Walker emphasise a lot on how blogging can change how we write, but also allows us to gain a better sense of our own opinions and beliefs. ‘We do argue that blogging influences the way you think about thinking, and that it [...]
Field of tall, green wisdom
As a publication centred around blogging, I think it’s right to say that this text lies within the field of ‘Communication’. More specifically, the reading relates to ‘electronic communication’ since blogging has the obvious trait of being online and having to be updated and maintained through some sort of electronic [...]
– The first installment of The Ultimate Annotated Bibliography.
‘Blogging thoughts: personal publication as an online research tool’, was written by Torill Mortensen and Jill Walker.
Mortensen is an associate professor at the IT University of Copenhagen, who has been an online blogger of 11 years, author of the blog, ‘Thinking with my fingers’.
Jill Walker [...]