My PhD Blog Stats 2008 – and Happy New Year December 31, 2008Posted by Malene Charlotte Larsen in Academic, Blog.
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Today “My PhD Blog” can celebrate its second birthday. Exactly two years ago I started blogging about my PhD project and interrelated subjects. So far this has resulted in 90 posts and more than 300 comments, which is okay. (This year I have been less active than in 2007.)
Originally, I created this blog “in order to keep track of my thoughts, my work, my inspiration, my ideas and my research“, which I think I have succeeded in. However, looking back I can see that I am also blogging a lot about topics related to youth and online social networking in general (which I guess is also empirical data).
At this point I have exactly one year left of my PhD scholarship. That also means that 2009 will be devoted to writing my dissertation. I still plan to blog now and then and I hope that the blog can be useful in what will undoubtedly be a frustrating and tough process from time to time…
Happy New Year to all readers of “My PhD Blog”!
And here are some momentary stats from the blog:
Podcasts from e-Learning Lab December 8, 2008Posted by Malene Charlotte Larsen in e-Learning Lab, Podcasts.
The latest podcast is an interview with famous ‘Communities of Practice’-father and independent researcher Etienne Wenger, in which he talks about his upcoming book ‘Digital habitats: stewarding technology for communities‘. Etienne also talks a little bit about Facebook and the role of communities.
Top 100 Anthropology Blogs December 8, 2008Posted by Malene Charlotte Larsen in Anthropology, Blogs.
A couple of days ago I received an e-mail from Online Universities.com informing me that they just published an article that lists the “Top 100 Anthropology Blogs”. In the article they write:
It doesn’t matter if you’re studying capuchins in South America or the social interactions in American college bars, there is a blogger out there who shares your interests. University students, academics, professors and those who just love anthropology have helped to create a great assortment of online discourse about the field. We’ve compiled a list of 100 that are definitely worth a read.
I was happy to learn that ‘My PhD Blog’ was also included in the list under the section ‘Linguistic, Media and Communication’. It is number 66.
Check out the top 100 list here. I’m sure it encompasses many useful links when it comes to fieldwork and ethnography.