Ida Jackson is a Norwegian blogger I’m adding to my RSS feeds after reading some of her posts – she’s risen to blogger fame after writing reviews of the journalists who interviewed her about her new book, Jenter som kommer. Her reviews are great: she includes the best question and the worst question they asked and really shows how different interviews of the same person can turn out. The journalists of course were shocked at being reviewed (though the reviews were fairly positive, really) and so wrote about that. Here’s Jackson’s post summarising the whole affair, the article the journalist wrote afterwards and PÂl Hivand noting that the journalist’s “we journalists” vs “the bloggers” distinction really doesn’t work anymore.

6 thoughts on “blogger writes reviews of journalists who interviewed her

  1. […] jill/txt ¬ª blogger writes reviews of journalists who interviewed her Jill about the epic fight between bloggers and reporters… (tags: jill/txt journalism blogging) […]

  2. Tea Granhaug

    Hei! Hedmark fylkesbibliotek og Akershus fylkesbibliotek arrangerer den 5. og 6. februar 2009 seminaret “StÂsted 2.0” – et seminar om web 2.0, bibliotekenes rolle i dagens samfunn, og veien videre. I den forbindelse lurer jeg p om du har lyst og mulighet til  delta som foreleser p seminaret? Seminaret finner sted p Clarion hotell p Gardemoen, og vi kunne ¯nske oss deg som Âpningsforeleser en av dagene.

    Du kan n meg p eller p bloggen min! 🙂

    Mvh Tea Kristin Granhaug, spesialbibliotekar, Hedmark fylkesbibliotek

  3. Lina

    Dear Jill, since I wasn’t sure whether you were still using the email, I am trying to get in touch this way.
    I gather that you are Norwegian (correct me if I am wrong) and you might be able to point me into the right direction. Currently
    I am doing a Research Master in Media studies in Utrecht University and I am working on a small project researching how linguistically the words representing the virtual space are being mapped in various languages and I would
    appreciate if you took a minute to reply what are the words mentioned
    bellow in Norwegian. I think this could potentially reveal
    a fascinating kaleidoscope of how we define the virtual in various
    cultures. In example, in Lithuanian (I’m from Lithuania myself) ‘web site’ is ‘interneto svetainė’ which in fact means a
    living/sitting/common room in the internet. ‘blog’ is ‘tinklaraötis’ which means a script on the net or a net that
    is weaving a pattern/script and ‘to surf’ is ‘naröyti’ which stands for rummage. I was wondering such patterns could be traced in other languages. While I understand that English lexicon is quite popular, perhaps some new words are being invented to replace the English ones?
    A few words I am interested in are:

    ‘web site’
    ‘internaut’ (or other words defining the users of the internet)

    If you could take a minute to reply with as precise
    definitions of the above words with as correct transcription of them
    (with dots, umlauts and other diacritics), I would be forever
    grateful. If you come up with some other interesting words circulating
    within that context or would like to forward this to other people
    from across the globe, you are more than welcome. Perhaps you could email me to lina[dot]zigelyte[at]gmail[dot]com or leave a comment here.

    Thanks a mill!

  4. Gisele

    That is a great idea… unfortunately I can’t read Norwaigian… is there any post translated to English?

  5. Jill Walker Rettberg

    Lina, I’m afraid the Norwegian translations are very prosaic.

    – and I don’t think there’s a word for “internaut”

    There have been attempts are more “Norwegian” translations. “Verdensveven” was suggested for the Web (meaning “the world loom or “the world weaving”) but it doesn’t seem to have caught on. The others have never, to my knowledge, had better translations: I think English is so common in Norway that it makes sense for translations to be close. And the languages are fairly closely related, too.

    Gisele, I don’t think there’s a translation, sorry. Bablefish may help!

  6. Lina

    Many thanks anyway! It seems that the more interesting variations are in the East – Russian, Lithuanian and there rare some amusing ones in Irish.

Leave A Comment

Recommended Posts

Triple book talk: Watch James Dobson, Jussi Parikka and me discuss our 2023 books

Thanks to everyone who came to the triple book talk of three recent books on machine vision by James Dobson, Jussi Parikka and me, and thanks for excellent questions. Several people have emailed to asked if we recorded it, and yes we did! Here you go! James and Jussi’s books […]

Image on a black background of a human hand holding a graphic showing the word AI with a blue circuit board pattern inside surrounded by blurred blue and yellow dots and a concentric circular blue design.
AI and algorithmic culture Machine Vision

Four visual registers for imaginaries of machine vision

I’m thrilled to announce another publication from our European Research Council (ERC)-funded research project on Machine Vision: Gabriele de Setaand Anya Shchetvina‘s paper analysing how Chinese AI companies visually present machine vision technologies. They find that the Chinese machine vision imaginary is global, blue and competitive.  De Seta, Gabriele, and Anya Shchetvina. “Imagining Machine […]

Do people flock to talks about ChatGPT because they are scared?

Whenever I give talks about ChatGPT and LLMs, whether to ninth graders, businesses or journalists, I meet people who are hungry for information, who really want to understand this new technology. I’ve interpreted this as interest and a need to understand – but yesterday, Eirik Solheim said that every time […]