Unlike the referred studies, in this study according to the data gathered from the interviews made with the participants, being a weblogger
was viewed as a kind of access to being a writer.
Derakhshan worked with BBC's Persian service and as a freelance journalist, but considers himself a full-time weblogger
. His controversial blog, Editor: Myself, is written in Persian and English, but has been blocked in Iran.
The biggest risk is that an individual weblogger
might get something wrong, perhaps deliberately and maliciously.
JULIAN SANCHEZ explains how "dilettante swarms" on the Net, himself among them, quickly unraveled a gun research riddle and solved "The Mystery of Mary Rosh" (page 16).
New media commentator Steve Outing saw the volume and quality of this output and wrote, "Mainstream news organizations should consider the tsunami story as the seminal marker for introducing citizen journalism into the hallowed space that is professional journalism." [See Outing's story on page 79.] Indeed, Webloggers
' reports were let into that hallowed space--at least certain corners of it.
But Weblogs give us a way to guess at reader interest: If a Weblogger
mentions a country in her post, she's likely expressing an interest in that nation.
"I've also become a Weblogger
. My company-supported blog is tied to my column and is a place for me to talk about my work and other issues of personal concerns.
Rebecca Blood, author of "The Weblog Handbook," tackles the issue of how Weblogs and journalism are connected.
And late last year a Weblogger
picked up Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott's comments about Strom Thurmond from a C-Span broadcast and ignited an online firestorm that, in turn, prompted mainstream news organizations to become involved in reporting the story.
In addition, this paper provides implications for practice and research to further explore the students' blog-mediated practice in learning academic genres, the influence of social norms and of technological characteristics on blogging practices, the relationships between bloggers and their audiences, the relationship between personal webloggers
and their imagined and actual audiences, and the prevalence of personally sensitive information in weblogs.
Zuckerman believes that local webloggers
should become the bridges between different cultures and nations, so that real information can get through cultural and ideological barriers.
are retaliating against the official websites by publishing the photographs of plainclothes security forces who are reportedly members of the basij militia, the voluntary arm of the Revolutionary Guards.