Saturday, January 28, 2006

Annotated Bibliography in Progress

Annotated Bibliography

Elliot, Karen. “A Report to the Wall Street Journal’s World-Wide Readers.” Wall Street
Journal 5 Jan. 2006: A21.
The House Publisher reassures readers of the Wall Street Journal’s commitment to service and growth considering how the Internet changes the way consumers search for relevant information. The WSJ views this as an opportunity to expand with technological advancement to continue publishing accurate news.

Goldstein, Dana. “Who’s saying what in Blogville”. BusinessWeek Aug. 2005: 12.
Goldstein discusses the competitiveness amongst search engines in tracking Blogs and their following. He mentions entrepreneur, David Sifry, CEO of Technorati, who “evangelizes” the necessity of Blogs in business promotion.

Jarvis, Jeff and Griffin, John.“Open Debate”. Fast Company Dec. 2005: 112.
The article features an open debate between Jarvis, Consultant and Blogger at, and John Griffin, President of the National Geographic Society Magazine Group. Jarvis argues in favor of Blogs stating that “Print is where words go to die” versus Griffin who argues that both vehicles give life to print.

Maney, Kevin. “Once blogs ‘change everything’, facination with them will chill.” USA Today
25 May 2005: 3B.
Maney argues that the blog bubble will burst because more fascinating communication tools are constantly developing and changing, such as video blogs called ‘vlogs’ and collaborative writing engines called ‘wiki’s’, and that blogs are just a spoke in this wheel.

Mossberg, Walter. “Mossberg’s Mailbox: How can I tell if a person or company is
mentioned in an online blog?” Wall Street Journal 5 Jan. 2006: A15.
Mossberg informs readers about search engines that use RSS feeds to search
Blogs, or allow users to customize their searches.

Rosewater, Amy. “Blogging when the water cooler will no longer do.” Los Angeles Times
11 Jan. 2006: E11.
A highly informative view of companies’ concerns about disclosures on Work-related Web logs and the intellectual/employment laws attaching liability. Cases are being brought in the Delaware Supreme Court by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) to protect the rights of Bloggers to anonymity – a threat to companies.

Stein, Joel. “Celebrity Bloggers? That’s Stephen King-Scary.” Los Angeles Times 15 May
2005: M2.
The Author argues that the Blogs capacity to be open to all who wish to publish threatens the livelihood of print columnists because even celebrities write columns on Blogs for free, such as the, and print writers cannot compete.

Tucker, Chris. “Blog New World.” American Way 15 May 2005: 30-35.
Blogs previously mined by geeks and art gophers, are now the territory of competitive corporations seeking to keep up with techno-frenzied consumers. Corporations use Blogs internally to gain insight from employees or externally to gain feedback from consumers or to target consumer groups.

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