Sunday, November 13, 2005
TMQ Featured Blog: details of a global brain
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.
Friday, November 11, 2005
TMQ Featured Blog: 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.
Monday, November 07, 2005
TMQ Featured Blog: 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?
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
Sunday, October 30, 2005
TMQ Featured Blog: Savage Minds
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
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
Sunday, October 23, 2005
TMQ Featured Blog: 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.
Friday, October 21, 2005
TMQ Featured Blog: 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.
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
TMQ Featured Blog: apophenia :: making connections where none previously existed
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"
Thursday, October 13, 2005
TMQ Featured Blog: Vices for Victims
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.
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TMQ Featured Blog: Preposterous Universe
Sean Carroll is a physicist at the University of Chicago. This blog relfects his ideas on culture, science and politics.
TMQ Featured Blog: blogSCU
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.
Monday, October 10, 2005
TMQ Featured Blog: Jerz's Literacy Blog
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.
Sunday, October 09, 2005
TMQ Featured Blog: Susan Crawford
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.