Link to me link to me link to me: is this what we want? is this what we call ‘great web 2.0 democracy’?

julio 16, 2007

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Procrastination fits

julio 16, 2007

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Cartoon by Dave Walker. Find more cartoons you can freely re-use on your blog at We Blog Cartoons.


¿Necesidad de reconocimiento? ¿por qué somos blogueros?

mayo 28, 2007

1- Necesidad de reconocimiento; esta es la más señalada y coincido totalmente en que muchos de nosotros escribimos porque nos sentimos reconocidos si nuestras notas son buenas, y queremos demostrarle al mundo que inteligentes somos, que profundos son nuestros pensamientos y que diferentes somos frente al promedio de los comunes mortales. ¡Pero NO creo que sea la razón mas fuerte más alla de esta moda de los weblogs! (Pese a que de vez en cuando el Ego se descontrola y necesita estas cosas 😉 (…)

3- Necesidad de comunicarse y ser parte de una comunidad: Esta es para mi la razón primordial para la publicación de un Blog. Por eso muchos de estos weblogs, son un compendio de diarios y pensamientos, personales, porque te permiten compartir con el mundo entero tus pensamientos y tus sentimientos; encontrar gente con la cual compartirlos y ser parte de una comunidad de Webloggers.

[Mariano Amartino (2002) Denken Über, visitado el 28/05/2007]


La recompensa del bloguero

mayo 28, 2007

La recompensa del bloguer [sic] no debería ser otra que sentirse a gusto con lo que ha publicado, aunque invariablemente se acaba desarrollando una dependencia hacia el reconocimiento de los demás por la vía de los comentarios, las visitas y los enlaces de entrada recibidos. (55)

[José Luis Orihuela (2006) La revolución de los blogs, Madrid: La esfera de los libros.]


Beneficiaries of blogging revolution?

mayo 24, 2007

We’re left wondering what kind of communication renaissance has really emerged, and who are the greatest beneficiaries of the blogging revolution.

[J. Jacobs & D. Rushkoff (2006) “Blogs and the Communications Renaissance” Uses of blogs, (Eds.) A. Bruns & J. Jacobs, Peter Lang: NY, p. 247]


Popularity Contest = centralization = oligopolization

mayo 24, 2007

Is the growing blog culture a popularity contest among high-profile participant, where authorship by a few articulate pioneers is drowning out the voice of the people? Are blogging cultures in fact diluting the power and significance of the communication renaissance, and once again relegating most blog readers to active participants?

[J. Jacobs & D. Rushkoff (2006) “Blogs and the Communications Renaissance” Uses of blogs, (Eds.) A. Bruns & J. Jacobs, Peter Lang: NY, p. 243]

 So while the functionality and power of negotiation inherent to blogs may well be providing us with a new perspective and a new means of understanding the world, there are even now the seeds of centralization of blog significance at work. Just as mainstream media have suffered oligopolization and centralization of control and voices, blogs may be considered to be oh-so-gradually moving down the same path of centralization.

[J. Jacobs & D. Rushkoff (2006) “Blogs and the Communications Renaissance” Uses of blogs, (Eds.) A. Bruns & J. Jacobs, Peter Lang: NY, p. 244]


Scholars work in the genres of their time…(sigh)…

mayo 24, 2007

Scholars work in the genres of their time. Socrates did his academic work and dissemination in dialogues with his students. Print publication is only a necessity of scholarship in today’s book-bound world. Today many universities measure our publication rates in carefully weighed systems directly tied to our funding. Is this really going to be the way of the future? (…) Weblogs have no whole; they are not objects. They are processes, actions, sites of exchange, more like Socrates’s original dialogues must have been than Plato’s written version of them. Will Weblogs develop into something that is both scholarship in action and a complete form of dissemination and storage of ideasfor the future? Or will we always need a Plato to write down these momentary dialogues in a way that can be stored for posterity?

[J. Walker (2006) “Blogging from Inside the Ivory Tower” Uses of blogs, (Eds.) A. Bruns & J. Jacobs, Peter Lang: NY, p. 135-137]