What story does a blog tell? Using a favorite blog that you read regularly, write a post for the class blog in which you characterize the story that blog tells; why it tells the story well; and what your readers can learn from it. Leave comments on at least two other posts made by classmates.
- Steve Himmer, “The Labyrinth Unbound: Weblogs as Literature,” Into the Blogosphere: Rhetoric, Community and Culture of Weblogs (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 2004).
- Brendan Nyhan, “Why Rumors Outrace the Truth Online,” The New York Times September 29 2014.
- Marilee Lindemann, “Madwoman With a Laptop: Notes Toward a Literary Prehistory of Academic Fem Blogging,” Journal of Women’s History, vol. 22, no. 4, (Winter 2010), 209-219.
- Elizabeth Nathanson, “Dressed for Economic Distress: Blogging and the ‘New’ Pleasures of Fashion,” Diane Negra and Yvonne Tasker, Ed. Gendering the Recession: Media and Culture on the Age of Austerity, (Durham: Duke University Press, 2014), 136-160. Available as an e-book through The New School Library.
- Alice Marwick and danah boyd, “To See and Be Seen: Celebrity Practice on Twitter,” Convergence: the International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies v. 17 no. 2, 139-158.
Workshop: Re-write your post, with attention to the discussion we have just had and edit it for final publication.