Reading Lists

This review article in the New York Review Of Books deals with the range of books about blogs. I’ve only got a couple of them (some are old, some are new, not all are available officially in this part of the world) but want some more – the article doesn’t really draw on the book themes all that much (pity, really), but even the list is fun to play with. I’ve added my own links to amazon.co.uk where possible, but they may be available elsewhere – I do all (or most of) my online buying at the Book Depository):

We’ve Got Blog: How Weblogs Are Changing Our Culture
compiled and edited by John Rodzvilla, with an introduction by Rebecca Blood
Basic Books, 242 pp., $20.00

Against the Machine: Being Human in the Age of the Electronic Mob
by Lee Siegel
Spiegel and Grau, 182 pp., $22.95

Republic.com 2.0
by Cass R. Sunstein
Princeton University Press, 251 pp., $24.95

Blogwars
by David D. Perlmutter
Oxford University Press, 235 pp., $24.95

The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor, and Privacy on the Internet
by Daniel J. Solove
Yale University Press, 247 pp., $24.00

We’re All Journalists Now: The Transformation of the Press and Reshaping of the Lawin the Internet Age
by Scott Gant
Free Press, 240 pp., $26.00

Blog: Understanding the Information Reformation That’s Changing Your World
by Hugh Hewitt
Nelson Books, 225 pp., $14.99 (paper)

The Cult of the Amateur: How Today’s Internet Is Killing Our Culture
by Andrew Keen
Doubleday/Currency, 228 pp., $22.95

Naked Conversations: How Blogs Are Changing the Way Businesses Talk with Customers
by Robert Scoble and Shel Israel, foreword by Tom Peters
Wiley, 252 pp., $24.95

Blog! How the Newest Media Revolution Is Changing Politics, Business, and Culture
by David Kline and Dan Burstein
CDS Books, 402 pp., $24.95

While we’re talking about lists, recently I’ve been using the Mediaforum list of books on Irish media – it’s really useful and now is a good time to share it.

2 thoughts on “Reading Lists

  1. Thanks for the mention of The Book Depository Daithí — glad that you do most of your shopping with us 😀

    This is a great and really useful list — although I do think the thing about blogging is that you should just get out there and do it!

  2. Another book I like is: Uses of Blogs, Axel Bruns and Joanne Jacobs (eds) in two sections, Blogs in Industry and Blogs in Society, and some very good scholars (Jean Burgess, Angela Thomas, Jill Walker among others)

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