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

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Dumova, Tatyana
Information Science Reference, Sep 30, 2011 - Computers - 285 pages
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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.

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Tatyana Dumova (PhD, Bowling Green State University) is an Associate Professor of Digital Media 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. [Editor]

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