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Discourse of blogs and wikis

Author: Greg Myers
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, ©2010.
Series: Continuum discourse series.
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Blogs and Wikis have not been with us for long, but have made a huge impact on society.€ Wikipedia is the best known exemplar of the wiki, a collaborative site that leads to a single text claimed by no-one; blogs, or web-logs, have exploded into the mainstream through novelisations, film adaptations and have gathered huge followings. Blogs and wikis also serve to provide a coherent basis for a discourse analysis of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Myers, Greg, 1954-
Discourse of blogs and wikis.
London ; New York : Continuum, ©2010
(DLC) 2009034844
(OCoLC)435711051
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Myers
ISBN: 9781441146236 1441146237
OCLC Number: 676698482
Description: 1 online resource (x, 179 pages).
Contents: Introduction : a linguist in the blogosphere --
Genre : what is a blog? what is a wiki? --
This text and other texts : creative linking --
Place : where is a blog? --
Time : now and then --
Audiences: a checklist on engaging readers --
Opinions : where do I stand? --
Evidence : how do we know? --
Collaboration : 'history' pages on Wikipedia --
Arguing : 'talk' pages on Wikipedia --
A note on studying the language of blogs and wikis.
Series Title: Continuum discourse series.
Responsibility: Greg Myers.

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Presents an insightful analysis of the discourse produced by blogs and wikis. This book looks at how blogs and wikis: allow for easier than ever publication; can claim to challenge institutional  Read more...

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