Understanding Blogspace

@article{Karpf2008UnderstandingB,
  title={Understanding Blogspace},
  author={D. Karpf},
  journal={Journal of Information Technology \& Politics},
  year={2008},
  volume={5},
  pages={369 - 385}
}
  • D. Karpf
  • Published 2008
  • Journal of Information Technology & Politics
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