a new evolution

i really love the way that weblogs are evolving. currently, it seems that there is a mixture of voice (1st, 3rd), non-textual elements (pictures, videos), and ?old-school blogging? text that is coming together to create new affordances to blogging? an interesting question to contemplate is the effect these new elements will have on blogging? therese and i are working on a proposal for a paper which suggests that these new elements are a stepping stone to a new, more social form of blogging in which community identity is strengthened by multi-party participation or a stronger multi-party presence in weblogs. we are using our jokkmokk project as one example of this increased presence creating a sense of community.

March 3, 2004 in Social Networking | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack