There’s a round table email discussion (well, actually the round table bit means each participant answered the same questions, there wasn’t any discussion) story on scholars who study blogs at the Annenberg Online Journalism Review. I’m in it, which is groovy, with Kaye Trammell, Alex Halavais and Cori Dauber.
Kaye has just completed her PhD on celebrity blogs and has been leaking some interesting findings recently. She’s done what sounds like a pretty thorough content analysis of a lot of blog posts and the comments to them. In the round table, she notes that the blog posts she analysed discussed issue rather than persons, and in other posts she’s found gender differences in commenting styles and the kinds of posts fans respond to on celebrity blogs.