Stoddard's blog also satisfies the mainstream-marginal requirement by operating in both spaces: her blog roll and list of women bloggers work towards creating community, but with the broader intention of gaining access to mainstream spaces both within the blogosphere, through increased traffic to women's sites, and outside of it, through more opportunities for collaboration in the theatre world between women and men.
Regardless of the authenticity of the "self" presented, however, the medium favours a foregrounding of identity through its introspective style of writing and technical features, such as profiles and blog rolls, as I will describe below.
* Twitter and Blog Roll
: Planning to update your own blog or Twitter-stream from Convention?
* Convention Twitter and Blog Roll
: Add your blog URL and/or Twitter ID to our directory and connect with colleagues who are also blogging or tweeting about Convention.
Once you've found a few that you like, look at their blog rolls
- the list of blogs that the authors themselves enjoy following.
Here are five examples; their blog rolls
will undoubtedly lead you to more.
The blogs themselves form a graph, with direct links to other blogs through blog rolls and indirect links through their posts.
Performing linguistic analysis on blogs is plagued by two additional problems: (1) the presence of spam blogs and spam comments and (2) extraneous noncontent including blog rolls, link rolls, advertisements, and sidebars.
Annotations can be made from blog attributes such as topic of post, length of post, links to other resources, relationship between posts, and links or the placement of links in posts, blog rolls, comments, and trackbacks .
The new topics and relationships are mainly extracted from title, key words, message content, blog rolls, permalinks, and comments on posts.
Students then pick a global issue, construct a focus and post blog rolls
. All of these steps are positioned into "bite-sized chunks" for students.