My friends gave me this t-shirt as a graduation present two months ago. It is now the “T-shirt of the day” at Googlified.com, nice. UPDATE: The t-shirt refers to my MA thesis which is now online: Blogging for Engines. Blogs under the Influence of Software-Engine Relations
This Thursday I will be giving a lecture on ‘The Widgetized Self‘ a term coined by Nancy Baym. Blogs are increasingly connected to search engines such as Google and Technorati through the blog software. This leads to practices that focus on identity building through the engines. What does the increasing popularity of widgets mean for… Read more Lecture: The Widgetized Self and the MacBook Reading Club
Printing my thesis at Felix Offset. I am happy to announce that my MA thesis titled ‘Blogging for Engines. Blogs under the Influence of Software-Engine Relations’ is finished, handed in, graded and officially approved. It will be published online soon, so stay tuned! This week I started my new job as a New Media Lecturer/Instructor… Read more Thesis Finished and New Job at the University of Amsterdam
Unfortunately Mozilla is not quite coorporating in the New Year. After an odd semi-system crash all my Mozilla applications have returned to their default settings with my personal settings nowhere to be found. Firefox still displays my installed add-ons but all my bookmarks and shortcuts are gone. Worst of all Thunderbird crashed. The e-mail in… Read more January is Going to Be Quiet
Today we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the word weblog as coined on December 17, 1997 by Jorn Barger. In another two years we can celebrate the coinage of the word blog but in the meanwhile let’s focus on creating new pathways into the history of blogging. Instead of arguing about definitions and dates we… Read more Happy Birthday to Me and You and Everyone We Know!
Mashable just pointed my attention to the release of a new WordPress plugin which is particularly interesting regarding my thesis. I am currently writing about the increasing relationship between blog software and the engines. Yahoo! just launched a new plugin for WordPress that pulls in related content to your post. As I skimmed briefly through… Read more Yahoo! Powered Shortcuts for WordPress