Blogs: On the Cutting Edge of the Next-generation Web

Fumero Reverón, Antonio and Sáez Vacas, Fernando (2007). Blogs: On the Cutting Edge of the Next-generation Web. "Upgrade: the European Journal For the Informatics Professional", v. 7 (n. 1); pp. 75-82. ISSN 1684-5285.

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Title: Blogs: On the Cutting Edge of the Next-generation Web
Author/s:
  • Fumero Reverón, Antonio
  • Sáez Vacas, Fernando
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Upgrade: the European Journal For the Informatics Professional
Date: January 2007
ISSN: 1684-5285
Volume: 7
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería de Sistemas Telemáticos [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

This article analyses a number of social and cultural aspects of the blog phenomenon with the methodological aid of a complexity model, the New Techno-social Environment (hereinafter also referred to by its Spanish acronym, NET, or Nuevo Entorno Tecnosocial) together with the socio-technical approach of the two blogologist authors. Both authors are researchers interested in the new reality of the Digital Universal Network (DUN). After a review of some basic definitions, the article moves on to highlight some key characteristics of an emerging blog culture and relates them to the properties of the NET. Then, after a brief practical parenthesis for people entering the blogosphere for the first time, we present some reflections on blogs as an evolution of virtual communities and on the changes experienced by the inhabitants of the infocity emerging from within the NET. The article concludes with a somewhat disturbing question; whether among these changes there might not be a gradual transformation of the structure and form of human intelligence.

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Item ID: 11149
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/11149/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:11149
Official URL: http://www.cepis.org/upgrade/files/FULL-I-2007.pdf
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 25 Jun 2012 07:19
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 19:19
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