Levon Lloyd, Prachi Kaulgud, Steven Skiena. “Newspapers Vs. Blogs: Who Gets The Scoop”. www.cs.sunysb.edu/~skiena/lydia/blogs. 2005. Department of Computer Science
State University of New York at Stony Brook
This article compiles evidence and analysis as to why newspapers are declining and by blogs are the go to outlet for news. This article doesn’t point why there is such a divide but it focuses on facts and studies of readers and the audiences that newspaper and blogs attract. It also sheds light on how blogging impacts and affects newspapers and vice versa. Because when newspapers run a story it becomes a bloggers job to ask the questions that the people want to know which causes newspapers to give more information on that story. Basically this article shows the ways in which blogs and newspapers actually help each other out even when the two outlets think they are against each other. Also this article makes reference as to why readership of blogs by people are into pop culture is higher and why readership of newspapers by people are in to politics and serious news is higher. But overall this article shows factual evidence based on a study as to why readership can be up or down when it comes to newspapers and blogs.
“The Internet is a mecca for many kinds of anonymous communication. It fosters political de bate, support groups, and commercial activity; it also shields the activities of criminals and sociopaths. With Internet traffic on the rise worldwide, Net users and government policy makers face a complex problem: how to preserve people’s freedom to communicate anonymously online, while holding the abusers of that freedom accountable for their bad behavior.” Even though being anonymous on the internet can lead to great discusses and cultural advancements in terms of policies and acceptance, there are also several downsides such as it becomes hard to monitor behaviors, especially of criminals, sociopaths, and pedophiles. The article is suggestive of several solutions for reprimanding this behavior i.e. not punishing the site but rather the user.
Johnson, Dan. “Anonymity and the Internet.” Futurist 34.4 (2000): 12. Print.
Hourigan, Triona, and Liam Murray. “Investigating the emerging generic features of the blog writing task across three discrete learner groups at a higher education institution.” Educational Media INternational. 47.2 (2010): 83-101. Web. 15 Oct. 2013. <http://ehis.ebscohost.com/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?sid=25a1e269-615f-4caa-8f38-25b73fd6e193@sessionmgr11&vid=2&hid=7>.
Using blogs as tools in higher education is investigated. Different groups of students participated in course blogs and those blogs were then analyzed. Differences in blog usage were found according to the different purposes each course had and how it correlated with using a blog.
Cho, Sook-Hyun, and Se-Joon Hong. “Social Behavior and Personality.” Blog User Satisfaction: Gender Differences in Preferences and Perception of Visual Design. 41.8 (2013): 1319-1332. Web. 15 Oct. 2013. <http://ehis.ebscohost.com/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?sid=5a3d8d01-d6f4-487a-b8ed-294a7ce786f0@sessionmgr111&vid=2&hid=7>
This is an article in which gender differences in blog user satisfaction were investigated. There was no statistical difference according to gender in how information quality and navigation quality influenced the satisfaction of the participants however there was a difference in response to the visual aspect of the blog.