Year of the blog?

12 Dec

I must have sounded particularly churlish a year ago when I told a student not to bother with blogs, but to study something new for her dissertation. In the event, she did some very good work on RSS and her employer now views her as a new media specialist.

I’ve now decided to be more emollient – a growing number of students are researching social media topics this year.

But there may be another pattern emerging. I’m talking to two colleagues from two different faculties over the next two days about student blogs. Looks like we’re out of the early adopter phase and into the early majority.

6 Responses to “Year of the blog?”

  1. Pieter 12/12/2006 at 7:33 pm #

    Hehe, Richard, you had me there. I saw the title and I thought you would be writing on Chinese bloggers with ‘year of the … blog’.

  2. Pieter 12/12/2006 at 7:35 pm #

    Damn, I just noticed I signed with my old blog. That’s something that should be covered with this small comment. Sorry for spamming, and best regards.

  3. James Barbour 04/01/2007 at 2:11 pm #

    Blogging will eat itself. Maybe.

    Year of the Blog, blah blah, You – Person of the Year 2006 yadda yadda User-Generated Content mumble…

  4. Thought Leadership 14/01/2007 at 1:41 pm #

    Should I retire from blogging?

    I am fast approaching my 1,000th blog entry and have been noodling whether this is an opportunity to throw in the towel…

  5. John Cass 27/01/2007 at 11:09 am #

    what made you see the light and start your own blog?

  6. John Cass 27/01/2007 at 11:27 am #

    Sorry I read this the wrong way, you are basically saying the conversation moved on and social media was the issue to research. I agree, though I still think there is a lot of research to be conducted on blogs. Only now how blogs integrate into other social media websites would make a good research topic.

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