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Thinspiration

While watching Hart van Nederland (I’m sorry, I know I shouldn’t…;-) I saw a news item on girls who motivate each other to practice a pro-anorexia lifestyle. At first i thought it was one of those blown up techno fear stories, but to my...

Modblogging

When surfing the web for a blogculture to study, I coincidentally arrived in the miraculous world of modblogging. Check out the following website on the subject: http://modblog.bmezine.com/2006/04/page/6/ There appears to be a fairly big group of people that gets...

Political Blogs/ Blogs about children with behavioral problems

Summary of this post in English: In this post I give an outline of a research of blogs I would like to undertake. I would like to see how many Dutch politicians have a blog. Then I would like...

Dutch Christian SGP Blog Culture vs Madonna

Although blogs do provide coverage of the struggle of the SGP youth (the most conversative Dutch Christian party), this seems to be a one-sided debate. The news is clearly stated on the (static) website of the SGP youth (except...

Discuss Article: Blogging, the Nihilist Impulse – Geert Lovink

On page three, paragraph three Lovink states that ‘blogs were the actual catalysts that realized democratization’. But wasn’t Usenet an early catalyst? Or is Usenet dismissed because it has never reached critical mass? He also states on page three,...