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By Jill Walker Rettberg

Completely revised and up to date, this new version of Blogging provides an obtainable research of a now daily phenomenon and areas it in a old, theoretical and modern context. the second one variation takes under consideration the newest learn and advancements and gives present analyses of latest instruments for microblogging and visible blogging.

Jill Walker Rettberg discusses the methods blogs are built-in into today's mainstream social media ecology, the place reviews and hyperlinks from Twitter and fb will be extra very important than the community among blogs that used to be major 5 years in the past, and questions the shift in the direction of elevated commercialization and company keep watch over of blogs. the recent version additionally analyses how shrewdpermanent telephones with cameras and social media have led a shift in the direction of extra visible emphasis in blogs, with photos and pix more and more foregrounded.

Authored by way of a scholar-blogger, this enticing publication is filled with examples that exhibit how running a blog and comparable genres are altering media and verbal exchange. It supplies definitions and explains how blogs paintings, indicates how blogs relate to the old improvement of publishing and verbal exchange and appears on the methods blogs constitution social networks.

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33 Another area where information is at a premium is under the Homeland Security Act (HSA) 2002.

30 In total, Iraq on the Record found 237 misleading statements on Iraq’s threat made by President Bush, Vice President Cheney, Secretary Rumsfeld, Secretary Powell, and National Security Advisor Rice. 31 Regarding nuclear weapons, Iraq on the Record found that President Bush made 14 statements ‘‘exaggerating Iraq’s efforts to develop nuclear weapons, while Vice President Cheney, Rumsfeld, Powell and Rice made, 22, 18, 10 and 17 respectively. ’’34 Such a view was shared by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which stated there was no indication that Iraq had a nuclear weapons program.

Hence the allusions to mushroom clouds, nuclear bombs falling into the hands of terrorists and bacterial and biological weapons. After the speech, or elements of it, had been televised, the speech would appear in newspaper stories often with little or no context or criticism. Finally, senior administration officials would enter the television studios to reinforce the message. In the television studios, the administration officials could make use of another weakness of the media. Given the fact that officials like Vice President Cheney and Defense Secretary Rumsfeld were making broad assertions based on national security, those interviewing them were often unable to break through the wall of mystique.

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