Blogging & DH Manifestos 30 August 2011
Blog Characteristics • Discrete post as fundamental organizing unit • Date- and time-stamped entries • Posts appear in reverse chronological order (newest first) • Reader comments to posts (discussion) • Hyperlinking to external sites (and within) • Archiving of posts for historical record • Linking to posts (internal and external) with trackbacks and permalinks • References to likeminded and similarly interested blogs • Organization of posts into keywords (tagging) for browsablecategories
Blog Evaluation Sites • Technorati – http://technorati.com • Digg – http://digg.com • Del.ici.ous – http://delicious.com • The Truth Laid Bear – http://truthlaidbear.com • BlogLines – http://bloglines.com
Academic Uses of Blogging • Opportunity to Network • Test New Ideas or Work In Progress • Get Help from Peers • Stay Informed on New Research and Current Ideas • Generate Interest or Discussion Around a Project
DH Manifestos Manifesto Genre • Declaration: a series of blunt position statements to advance a revolutionary agenda. • Not concerned with nuanced argument. • In group/out group. • Take it or leave it mentality.