Monthly Archives for February 2007

twitter?

Is anyone using Twitter? As with most of these social sites I’m not sure how useful it will be, but I’m curious as to how it works. And again, you need friends on it to figure it out! I’m intrigued … Continue reading

27. February 2007 by Jill
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writing with a child on the sofa watching cartoons

This week is the school winter break, so I’m writing with my ten-year-old sitting in the sofa watching cartoons. Go outside, the weather’s beautiful, I say, as I type hunched over my computer, carefully ignoring the dishes piled on the … Continue reading

27. February 2007 by Jill
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in-jokes in WoW

Thanks to a discussion in our research guild, I now know about this comprehensive list of in-jokes and cultural references in World of Warcraft. There’s a lot!

26. February 2007 by Jill
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writing is hard

Oh dear. I’m writing my DAC paper, and I’m at that stage where I have no idea what I’m doing. The abstract looks so interesting, and was cleverly constructed to use stuff I’m doing anyway for the blogging book but … Continue reading

23. February 2007 by Jill
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what portion of the population has been on television?

I’m sure I’ve seen statistics showing that 38% of Norwegians have been on television, but I now that I want to cite that, I can’t find the stats. Argh! Any ideas? My point is that even mainstream media is very … Continue reading

23. February 2007 by Jill
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the novelty of blogs is wearing off?

For the second semester running, I have not succeeded in getting my students enthused about blogging. Let’s be frank: most of them hate it, only a very few of them actually post assignments on time and only the guy who … Continue reading

23. February 2007 by Jill
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snow

Oh I so want to go skiing! I want to learn snowboarding! And go downhill and cross-country and everything skiing! Next week is the school winter holidays and everyone is going to their mountain cabin. Me, I’ll be stuck in … Continue reading

22. February 2007 by Jill
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how the web uses politics and how politicians use the web

Lisbeth links to a wonderful blog, techPresident – this is a group blog monitoring how US presidential candidates are using blogs, social software sites and other web 2.0 things in their campaigns, and how bloggers and other web users and … Continue reading

22. February 2007 by Jill
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literature suggestion for norwegians interested in blogs and journalism

Norwegian-speakers who are interested in the question of how blogging relates to journalism (such as those of my students who have chosen the “Are blogs journalism?” assignment) would do well to look at Olav Anders ÿvreb¯s report on this matter: … Continue reading

22. February 2007 by Jill
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identity as narrative

Reading Charlotte H‰gstrˆm’s chapter for our World of Warcraft anthology, I found this quote: A person’s identity is not to be found in behavious. Nor – important though this is – in the reactions of othersm but in the capacity … Continue reading

21. February 2007 by Jill
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