My WordCampNL talk: “The Blog as Database”

Blogging is often seen as a new form of journalism, an online diary or a democratising medium which potentially gives every citizen a voice. However, what can we say about blogging and the blogosphere if we look at blogs from within the medium? In other words, what is blogging when we look at the software blogs are made with?

Anne Helmond graduated from the University of Amsterdam with a study on WordPress, the leading blog software. This research focuses on how blog software and search engines arose at the same time (1999) and have since established a tight relationship. What does this mean for bloggers, blogs and the blogosphere if we look beyond search engine optimization?

Anne Helmond – The blog as database from Vileo on Vimeo. (Thanks Vileo for the video!)

My slides are available in a previous post: “Slides from my presentation at the first WordCampNL.”

4 thoughts on “My WordCampNL talk: “The Blog as Database”

  1. Wauw, dat is echt interessant! Misschien mag ik wel bij je in de klas, in het kader van mijn eigen promotieonderzoek? ‘k Ben nog druk bezig om te zien hoe verschillende mensen over meerminnen bloggen en dat geeft weer een heel ander beeld dan vanuit de traditionele literatuur :-)

  2. Wat interessant dat je ook onderzoek doet naar bloggen. Ben erg benieuwd naar de uitkomst ervan. Houd je me op de hoogte? Wij zijn op dit moment net klaar met lesgeven en beginnen pas volgend jaar september weer met onze blog klas.

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