Sunday, November 13, 2005

TMQ Featured Blog: details of a global brain

details of a global brain

Faculty blog
Cologne University of Applied Sciences

This is the blog of Oliver Wrede, who teaches at a University in Cologne, Germany. With topics ranging from politics to business to programming to design, this blog offers insight on just about everything. Clearly an avid blogger, Wrede is informative and articulate on all the subjects he covers. An especially interesting category that he offers is “Weblog Theory,” in which he describes blog ethics, developments, and other blog related news items. Wrede’s writing style is clear and pleasant to read. Highly recommended! Here is a very interesting post on German politicians who have ghost writers. It show’s Wrede’s understanding of what blogs should be all about:

Friday, August 12, 2005, 3:15 PM
Weblog Theory , Politics

German politicians and weblogs
Here is a short review about some weblogs politicians from Germany are writing. Obviously many have ghost writers and don’t write themselves. They don’t get it. A weblog is not about updated news in a different way - it is an effective way to personally reach thousands of people. If readers feel the blog is writting by hired ghostwriters, they probably turn away (because it is not the ghostwriters they want to elect). So essentially if they have ghostwriters (a can’t see how they could do without), these must be VERY close to the candidate’s way of writing/thinking or they should appear as assistant bloggers. People are so fed up with mimicry, that they expect real voices now.
But the main story of the review is about content: What topics are these blogs touching? I am not quite sure, if that is really an important question. Politicians could put an list of press releases online if they want to state their views. Blogs are about authenticity and personality. People want to know what candidates have in mind - not how well they care about their impression.

Posted by editor on 11/13 at 12:11 AM
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Friday, November 11, 2005

TMQ Featured Blog: The Little Professor

The Little Professor

Written by Miriam Elizabeth Burstein - an associate professor of English at the State University of New York, College at Brockport

This is a wonderful blog on “things Victorian and academic.” Ranging from literature to grammar trends, this blog is thought provoking and sure to interest any avid reader. Her brief grammatical correction posts are interesting and helpful – I never thought I’d enjoy reading about grammar. Clearly The Little Professor is a literature aficionado, often posting her latest acquisitions and sharing the advice she gave her students on applying to English Ph. D. programs. Also helpful is her vast list of links. In addition to “useful links” there are links to “Victorian studies,” “Romanticism,” “Nineteenth Century Periodicals,” “Authors,” “Fiction,” “Poetry,” and several other categories. This is a tremendous resource for all things literary and a delightful blog to read. Highly recommended.

Posted by editor on 11/11 at 12:04 AM
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Monday, November 07, 2005

TMQ Featured Blog: Newmark's Door

Newmark’s Door

Professor Newmark teaches Economics for Managers and Economics of Information Goods at the North Carolina State University. Some of his top posts include
- Beating the NCAA tourney pool using economics
- Did GM destory urban mass transit in America?

Posted by editor on 11/07 at 02:03 AM
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Monday, October 31, 2005

Oregon State University Blogging Activity

Article on blogging activies at OSU from sports to freshman advice - The Daily Barometer Online - Oct 31, 2005

Posted by editor on 10/31 at 03:13 AM
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Sunday, October 30, 2005

TMQ Featured Blog: Savage Minds

This Blog is Pretty Refined and Not Too Savage at All

This blog may cover the savage mind in terms of notes and queries in anthropology - but when it comes to the blog site itself - it is anything but savage! In fact is it one of the more refined blogs - style wise - out there.  The faculty bloggers span the US and Canada:

  • New School for Social Reserach - NYC
  • Rice University
  • University of Alberta, Canada
  • University of Hawaii
  • Haverford College
  • Vanier College - Montreal, Canada
  • Columbia University-NY
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    Saturday, October 29, 2005

    Singapore Jr College: Misuse of Blog to Parody Student Mistakes ?

    A teacher creates a parody of student mistakes and posts them online. She claims it was to help students but many students and teachers felt the information was mean spirited. 

    What do you think?
    Electric New Paper - Oct 27, 2005

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    Sunday, October 23, 2005

    TMQ Featured Blog: Cold Spring Shops

    Cold Spring Shops

    Stephen Karlson is an Associate Professor of Economics at Northern Illinois University. He has published many papers relating to electricity and economics. His blog comments on a number of social issues and often railways and trains.

    Posted by editor on 10/23 at 10:40 PM
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    Friday, October 21, 2005

    TMQ Featured Blog: Wormwork and Slugspeak

    Wormwork and Slugspeak

    Michael Drout is a Professor of English at Wheaton College, Mass. He teaches Old English (Anglo-Saxon), Middle English, as well as fantasy and sci-fi. His focus in part includes meme-based theories of culture and the works of J.R.R. Toklien. Professor Drout has many written publications and often speaks on the Tolkien’s writings.

    Posted by editor on 10/21 at 02:39 AM
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    Thursday, October 20, 2005

    TMQ Featured Blog: scribblingwoman


    Miriam Jones, Ph.D is an Associate Professor of English with the Department of Humanities and Languages at the University of New Brunswick, Saint John, Canada. Dr. Jones specializes in 18th–century British literature; 19th–century British literature; gender studies; cultural studies; women’s writing; media studies; science fiction; popular culture; print culture; prose narrative

    Posted by editor on 10/20 at 09:02 PM
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    TMQ Featured Blog: apophenia :: making connections where none previously existed

    Danah Boyd: apophenia

    Danah Boyd is a Ph.D. student at UC Berkeley’s School of Information Management and Systems. Her interests: “how people negotiate their presentation of self in mediated social contexts to an unknown audience”. She studies new social networks and mechanisms such as Friendster, blogging, and IM. She has written many papers and briefs on topics ranging from “Broken Metaphors: Blogging as Liminal Practice”, “Sexing the Internet”, to “Turmoil in Blogland"

    Posted by editor on 10/20 at 12:41 AM
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    Thursday, October 13, 2005

    TMQ Featured Blog: Vices for Victims

    Vices for Victims

    Abby Bollenbacher

    This blog is created by a sophmore at Bowling Green State University in Ohio - Abby Bollenbacher. Abby wants is to encourage you to give up vices in your life to aid those less fortunate. Specifically, she is currently interested in hurricane victims. Email () and she will post your story. You can tell her what you’re giving up, for how long, where you’re donating and WHY.

    Posted by editor on 10/13 at 09:07 PM
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    TMQ Featured Blog: Preposterous Universe

    Preposterous Universe

    Sean Carroll is a physicist at the University of Chicago. This blog relfects his ideas on culture, science and politics.

    Posted by editor on 10/13 at 01:02 AM
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    TMQ Featured Blog: blogSCU

    blogSCU - A Freshman Group Blog at Santa Clara University

    Santa Clara University hopes that by leveraging SCU freshman experiences as posted in the blogSCU - that prospective SCU undergrads will learn more about student life. The format involves having five SCU students posting weekly experiences.

    Posted by editor on 10/13 at 12:48 AM
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    Monday, October 10, 2005

    TMQ Featured Blog: Jerz's Literacy Blog

    D.G. Jerz

    Dennis G. Jerz is an associate professor of English at Seton Hill University where he teaches new media journalism. His interests include weblogs, interactive fiction, and technology in literature.

    His blog was originally intended to provide resource information for his own students. However, over the years he has listened to feedback from his students, students and teachers from other institutions, as well as from random visitors. Based on this feedback he has tuned his collection of instructional resource material.

    Posted by editor on 10/10 at 01:17 AM
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    Sunday, October 09, 2005

    TMQ Featured Blog: Susan Crawford

    Susan Crawford Blog

    Susan Crawford is an Assistant Professor of Law at the Cardozo Law School, which is part of the Yeshiva University located in Manhattan, New York. Professor Crawford teaches cyberlaw and intellectual property law. A violist, Ms. Crawford has worked in the private sector, writes about digital copyright and internet governance issues, and is Chair of the Board of Directors of Innovation Network.

    Her blog covers internet, blogging, journalism, and legal issues.

    Posted by editor on 10/09 at 11:36 PM
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