Navigating the blogosphere: Towards a genre-based typology of weblogs

  • Stine Lomborg Department of Information and Media Studies, Aarhus University
Keywords: personal weblogs, genre, typology

Abstract

The personal weblog is a continuously evolving genre of online communication in which bloggers and readers create diverse social spaces for conversation and self-expression. This article addresses a conceptual gap in the literature, namely how to distinguish the personal weblog from other types of weblogs. The author develops a typological framework for classification of weblogs in three dimensions: content, directionality, and style, and uses the typological space to propose a working definition of the personal weblog and discuss it as a distinct sub-genre.
Published
2009-04-22
How to Cite
Lomborg, S. (2009). Navigating the blogosphere: Towards a genre-based typology of weblogs. First Monday, 14(5). https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v14i5.2329
Section
Articles