“Being offline is becoming a choice.” Interview with me on WordCast

Last night I was interviewed by the great guys from WordCast about my research on WordPress, teaching social media and blogging classes and personal blogging experiences. We talked about the tight relationship between blog software and search engines that caused the implementation of the nofollow attribute on comment links in an attempt to combat spam.… Read more “Being offline is becoming a choice.” Interview with me on WordCast

Blogging for Engines. Blogs under the Influence of Software-Engine Relations

In February I graduated cum laude with a thesis on blog software and search engines titled ‘Blogging for Engines. Blogs under the Influence of Software-Engine Relations.’ It aims to add the study of software-engine relations to the emerging field of Software Studies, which may open up a new avenue in the field by accounting for… Read more Blogging for Engines. Blogs under the Influence of Software-Engine Relations

Video, slides and notes from my presentation on Software-Engine Relations at HASTAC II and SoftWhere 2008

Download the hi-resolution Quicktime movie from the SoftWhere08 website. | View | Upload your own Software-engine relations in the blogosphere Thank you very much for inviting me. My name is Anne Helmond and I am currently a New Media Lecturer at the Media Studies department at the University of Amsterdam. I also work at the… Read more Video, slides and notes from my presentation on Software-Engine Relations at HASTAC II and SoftWhere 2008

The widgetized self and the modding user in the blogosphere

Last week I gave a talk on ‘The Widgetized Self. Distributed identity and the role of software-engine relations in blogging.’ Blogs may be seen as databases that allow for various types of identity construction. The use of themes, plugins and widgets play an important role in the blogging identity. Edial Dekker, New Media student at the University of Amsterdam,… Read more The widgetized self and the modding user in the blogosphere

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