The Psychology of Blogging: You, Me, and Everyone in Between

Laura Gurak, Smiljana Antonijević

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The phenomenon and practice of blogging offers a rich environment from which to look at the psychology of the Internet. By using blogging as a lens, researchers can see that many predictions and findings of early Internet research on social and psychological features of computer-mediated communication have held true, whereas others are not as true, and that the psychology of the Internet is very much a sense of the one and the many, the individual and the collective, the personal and the political. Blogs illustrate the fusion of key elements of human desire—to express one’s identity, create community, structure one’s past and present experiences—with the main technological features of 21st century digital communication. Blogs can serve as a lens to observe the way in which people currently use digital technologies and, in return, transform some of the traditional cultural norms—such as those between the public and the private.
TidsskriftAmerican Behavioral Scientist
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)60-68
StatusUdgivet - sep. 2008
Udgivet eksterntJa

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