Uses of Blogs, an anthology of scholarly essays (include one by me on higher ed classroom blogging) edited by Axel Bruns and Joanne Jacobs, is now officially available.
As the first edited collection of scholarly articles on blogging by experts and practitioners in a wide range of fields, Uses of Blogs offers a broad spectrum of perspectives on current and emerging uses of blogs. While blogging is rapidly developing into a mainstream activity for Internet users, the actual application of blogs in specific contexts has so far been under-explored. Because there are a variety of styles of blogging â€“ from de facto news sites to marketing blogs, blogs as learning tools, writersâ€™ drafting blogs, corporate dark blogs and fictional blogs, to name a few â€“ it can be difficult to imagine how blogs might be used in particular environments. This book demonstrates the take-up of blogs and blogging for a number uses in industrial and social contexts.
Go on, you know you want one!