Dispatches From Blogistan

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the book
Dispatches From Blogistan
by suzanne stefanac
peachpit/new riders
voices that matter series
shipping now
> amazon
> barnes & noble
from the book
> table of contents
 
> chapter 2 history of open discourse
 
> chapter 6 history of journalism
 
> 10 blog design tips
 
> what is this long tail?
 
> trackback demystified
 
> blog ethics primer
 
> glossary
 
> resource hotlinks

interviews

> cory doctorow

> farai chideya

> bruce sterling

> denise caruso

> craig newmark

> jamais cascio

> laura lemay

> christian crumlish

> jon lebkowsky

table of contents

  1. learning from the past
    1. chapter 1. blogs explode onto the scene
      • worldwide, bloggers take up the cause
    1. chapter 2. a history of open discourse
      • from the greek agora to today’s rowdy blogs
  2. mapping the territory
    1. chapter 3. blogs as linkfests
      • pointing the way since the earliest days
    1. chapter 4. blogs as diaries
      • transparency & privacy duking it out
    1. chapter 5. blogs as clubhouses
      • like finding like amidst the glut
    1. chapter 6. blogs as newsrooms
      • citizen journalists & pundits making hay
    1. chapter 7. blogs as soapboxes
      • bloggers taking a stand
  3. optimizing for success
    1. chapter 8. packing your toolkit
      • choosing the right tools for the job
    1. chapter 9. anatomy of a blog page
      • demystifying blog page elements
    1. chapter 10. writing that engages
      • finding your voice & keeping it
    1. chapter 11. promoting your blog
      • getting found amidst all the glut
    1. chapter 12. keeping it legal
      • copyright, fair use, libel, & more
  4. blogging and beyond
    1. chapter 13. social networks on the rise
      • publishing becomes viral
      • appendix

      1. blog glossary

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