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Where to find my Research All my research was blogged, and can be found at: http://mikehamtech2002.tumblr.com/ Headings on the side will take you to my key questions and case study. Figure 1Screen shot of headings on my blog taken on 07/03/2012
ConclusionAfter researching Blogging andperforming a case study on Tumblr, I haveconcluded that…Blogging has had an impactand still does, but it has asmall future.
Conclusion ArgumentsBlogging has:Shifted from traditional media intoparticipation culture.Grown massively.Made a cultural impact.A small future.
BLOGGING HAS Shifted from traditional media into participation culture. Bloggers blur themselves from traditional media and create their own media where blog readers interact and leave comments, taking part in participatory culture and therefore become part of the creators of the media.More information can be found at:http://mikehamtech2002.tumblr.com/tagged/whatisblogging
BLOGGING HAS Shifted from traditional media into participation culture.We move from personalwebsites and print toblogs, and from publishingto participation. Where webecome a producernot a consumer Figure 2(Gauntlett) David Gauntlett – Making is ConnectingMore information can be found at:http://mikehamtech2002.tumblr.com/tagged/whatisblogging
BLOGGING HAS Shifted from traditional media into participation culture.Blogs allow freedom unlike print.Bloggers can choose their own templateand can adjust how their blog look andwork.Blogs allow participation.Encourages readers to leave comments, Figure 3use links to other sources and bloggers. Blogger allows all of thisRSS (really simple syndication)emphasises participation by subscribing More information can be found at:to other blogs. http://mikehamtech2002.tumblr.com/tagged/whatisblogging
BLOGGING HAS Shifted from traditional media into participation culture. Tumblr bloggers areencouraged to Figure 4participate byfollowing other bloggersand re blog content. Most are photos. The morenotes, the moreparticipation shown. Figure 5More information can be found at:http://mikehamtech2002.tumblr.com/post/18846182655/here-are-the-results-and-evaluation-for-my-tumblr
BLOGGING HAS Grown massivelyWe saw a huge rise of blogging with releasesof popular blogs such as blogger.People investigate blogging and it is put intothe dictionary.Blogging effected major issues in the world such as 2000 - 2005politics and became part of mainstreamculture by broadcasting news through blogs.Blogs became a career option as a result of adsense being released.More information can be found at:http://mikehamtech2002.tumblr.com/tagged/wheredidbloggingbegin
BLOGGING HAS Grown massively The vlogging culture took off when the Yahoo video blogging group was created. Youtube born and many vlogs were created. Microblogs and tumblelogs also 2005 - 2007 started around this time Participation grew as bloggers were now able to follow people and communicate creating a larger online community.More information can be found at:http://mikehamtech2002.tumblr.com/tagged/wheredidbloggingbegin
BLOGGING HAS Grown massivelyBlogs continue to grow betweendeveloping between theyears changing their looks andthe tools available.Between these years socialnetworking take off and blogs 2007 - Todayaren’t recognised as much butare still a huge part ofmainstream mediadisplaying news and of the sort.More information can be found at:http://mikehamtech2002.tumblr.com/tagged/wheredidbloggingbegin
BLOGGING HAS Grown massively 58% of Tumblr Bloggers are new . The growth of Tumblr and amount of views it gets (14 billion) monthly show that there is still an impact as people are still blogging. Popularity of Tumblr shows Figure5 that blogging is still being used.More information can be found at:http://mikehamtech2002.tumblr.com/post/18846182655/here-are-the-results-and-evaluation-for-my-tumblrhttp://mikehamtech2002.tumblr.com/post/18434704281/the-growth-of-tumblr
BLOGGING HAS Made a cultural impact In education and children – Works individually by helping improve languages and gets work recognised. In family – Sharing personal experiences as a community online, helps others in same situation and blogger personally. In business/companies – Blogging as a popular social medium, allows companies to connect to community through blogging, enhancing news, sales, noticeability competition and communication.More information can be found at:http://mikehamtech2002.tumblr.com/post/17709601615/the-influences-of-blogging
BLOGGING HAS Made a cultural impact Family Education and Children Figure 7 Screen print of year 5 Ferry Lane Primary school blog taken on (07/03/2012) Business and companies Screen print of CAT blog (07/03/2012) Figure 8 Screen print of circle of momsFigure6 blog taken on (07/03/2012)
BLOGGING HAS Made a cultural impact In society – Information can be democratised and distributed vastly, giving the power to the people to make a change in any topic. In religion – Helps spread teachings of a religion and brings the blogger closer to their religion. And advertising – Encourages bloggers to post more and create revenue by blogging. Also companies such as Google profit too.More information can be found at:http://mikehamtech2002.tumblr.com/post/17709601615/the-influences-of-blogginghttp://mikehamtech2002.tumblr.com/post/18379077476/advertising-on-blogs
BLOGGING HAS Made a cultural impact Figure9 Figure10 Figure 11 Screen print of circle of a Christian blog (07/03/2012)Screen print of rangertaxes.com Screen print of adverts found(07/03/2012) on ibelieveinadv.com(07/03/2012)
BLOGGING HAS Made a cultural impact Tumblr bloggers are blogging throughout the day both socially and in work. 76% blog daily on Tumblr. Blogging has become part of a bloggers daily activity in the week. Figure5More information can be found at:http://mikehamtech2002.tumblr.com/post/18846182655/here-are-the-results-and-evaluation-for-my-tumblr
BLOGGING HAS Made a cultural impact Tumblr bloggers blog for personal (62%)uses. Tumblr bloggers attracted to people that blog (42%) and visit them regularly , re blogging (62%) photos that have personal meanings to the blogger. Figure5More information can be found at:http://mikehamtech2002.tumblr.com/post/18846182655/here-are-the-results-and-evaluation-for-my-tumblr
BLOGGING HAS A small future Technology is growing by getting cheaper and easier to use. Therefore, we are more likely to see more shared media, such as blogs, in all kinds Figure12 of aspects: text, audio, Screen print of video and still images. Boingboing blog taken on (07/03/2012)More information can be found at:http://mikehamtech2002.tumblr.com/post/17656139216/the-future-of-blogs
BLOGGING HAS A small future Traits of blogging can be found in popular social networks like Facebook. So forms of blogging will be around. (ordered in chronological order, emphasis on individual and subject) Figure 13 Screen print of Facebook taken on (07/03/2012)More information can be found at:http://mikehamtech2002.tumblr.com/post/17656139216/the-future-of-blogs
BLOGGING HAS A small future User Generated Content, like blogging is more than just posts of images and videos. Information can be implied rather than posted. For example blogs regularly link to other blogs. They not only contribute content, they contribute information to the web. (Google and Amazon) Figure 14More information can be found at: Screen print of Google taken on (07/03/2012)http://mikehamtech2002.tumblr.com/post/17656139216/the-future-of-blogs
ConclusionBlogging has had animpact and still does, butit has a small future.
ReferencesFigure 1 – Tumblr menu of key questions [online image] available from: http://mikehamtech2002.tumblr.com/ accessed on(07/03/2012)Figure 2 – Gauntlett image [online image] available from: http://www.theory.org.uk/david/dg220a.jpg accessed on (10/03/2012)Figure 3 - Blogger image [online image] available from:http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/31/Blogger.svg/256px-Blogger.svg.png accessed on (10/03/2012)Figure 4 - screen shot from Tumblr blog [online image] available from http://t-i-g-e-r-p-r-i-n-c-e-s-s.tumblr.com/post/18839426601accessed on (07/03/2012)Figure 5 –Tumblr logo image [online image] available from: http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/160/390/tumblr_logo.png?1313038291 accessed on (07/03/2012)Figure 6 - screen shot of Circle of moms blog [WWW] available from:http://www.circleofmoms.com/survey_qa.php?question_id=1701760accessed accessed on (07/03/2012)Figure 7 – screen shot of Ferry Lane Primary School Year 5 blog [WWW] available from: http://y5.ferrylane.net/ accessed on(07/03/2012)Figure 8 – screen shot of CAT blog [WWW] available from: http://www.cat.com/about-the-company accessed on (07/03/2012)Figure 9 - screen shot of rangers taxes blog[WWW] available from: http://rangerstaxes.com accessed on (07/03/2012)Figure 10 - screen shot of Christian blog [WWW] available from: http://www.christianblog.com/blog/kreynolds/something-to-consider/ accessed on (07/03/2012)Figure 11 - Screen shot of advert found on ibelieveinadv.com(07/03/2012[WWW] available from: http://ibelieveinadv.com/accessed on (07/03/2012)Figure 12 – screen shot of Blog by Boingboing [WWW] available from: http://boingboing.net/ accessed on (07/03/2012)Figure 13 – screen shot of Mike Ham Facebook account [WWW] available from: www.facebook.com accessed on (07/03/2012)Figure 14 – Google screenshot [WWW] available from: www.google.co.uk accessed on (07/03/2012)