Dispatches from Blogistan: A travel guide for the modern blogger

Dispatches from Blogistan: A travel guide for the modern blogger

by Suzanne Stefanac

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780132704816
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 09/20/2006
Series: Voices That Matter
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Suzanne Stefanac has written about technology and its social and business implications for more than fifteen years. Her work has been published in Wired, Macworld, Salon, PC World, Publish, New Media, San Francisco Chronicle, California Lawyer, and Rolling Stone, among others. She was the founding editor of Macworld Online; executive producer for The Site, an hour-long nightly MSNBC show about technology and it's implications; and co-founder/senior vice president for creative and production for RespondTV, an interactive television infrastructure company. More recently, she has provided strategic consulting and web development for General Wesley Clark's PAC; Quincy Jones' We Are the Future project; and Macarthur Fellow and American Book awardee Guillermo Gómez-Peña. She is currently Director of the American Film Institute's Digital Content Lab.

Table of Contents

a travel guide for the modern blogger
by Suzanne Stefanac

I.      learning from the past
         chapter 1. the urge to blog not new
         chapter 2. the printing press as cultural catalyst
         chapter 3. journalism evolves toward public discourse

II.      mapping the territory
         chapter 4. blogs as newsrooms
         chapter 5. blogs as linkfests
         chapter 6. blogs as diaries
         chapter 7. blogs as watchdogs
         chapter 8. blogs as marketplaces

 III.      optimizing for success
         chapter 9. packing your toolkit
         chapter 10. anatomy of a blog page
         chapter 11. promoting your blog
         chapter 12. writing that engages

IV.      making a difference
         chapter 13. copyright & the new commons
         chapter 14. free expression & censorship
         chapter 15. open source roots showing

V.      blogging the future
         chapter 16. bloggers consult their oracles

VI.      appendices
         blog glossary
         interviewee bios

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