When the Audience is the Producer: The Art of the Collaborative Weblog

(): A research paper from University of Texas at Austin: Collaborative group weblogs, which rely on the participation of tens of thousands of members for their content, are often cited as a format of journalism that is new and untapped. In the English language, the most popular and respected practitioners of this format are MetaFilter, Plastic, Kuro5hin, and Slashdot. This paper analyzes these four weblogs to determine how each balances audience freedoms and administrative control in their efforts to increase participation and interactivity without chaos.

Comments have been disabled for this post