Blog Function Revisited: A Content Analysis of MySpace Blogs

  title={Blog Function Revisited: A Content Analysis of MySpace Blogs},
  author={Chris Fullwood and Natasha Sheehan and Wendy Nicholls},
  journal={Cyberpsychology & behavior : the impact of the Internet, multimedia and virtual reality on behavior and society},
  volume={12 6},
The present study concerns the content of MySpace blogs and whether it differs from the blog style found on sites specifically designed for blogging. A content analysis of MySpace blogs was conducted to investigate trends in purpose, format, and style and to compare these across sex and age categories. Most blogs were written in a positive tone, and the main motivations for blogging appeared to be writing a diary and as an emotional outlet. Findings also indicate that while there were no… CONTINUE READING
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