My dissertation is researching “Personal Lifestyle Weblogs and Free Hosted Browser-Based Blogware success: the role of usability.” My proposal is attached. The main question is whether or not the usability of free hosted browser-based Blogware impacts, or not, on the usability of the personal lifestyle Weblogs they create? The hypothesis is that Blogware with good usability will be more likely to generate Weblogs with better usability. The aims and objectives of this study are to analyse the relationship between free hosted browser-based Blogware usability and the usability and usage of personal lifestyle Weblogs they create. It will investigate Blogger.com, WordPress.com, Livejournal.com, Xanga.com, and Typepad.com. This proposal gives background on the Blogosphere, Bloggers, different types of Blogging tools (Blogware), different Blogware features, Weblogs, and a complete review of background existing research literature which has already been published which is relevant to this research project.
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Bookworm: One who spends much time reading or studying.
Blogworm: One who spends much time reading or studying blogs!
Welcome to Blogworm! This documents my discoveries in the user experience of blogging as I write my dissertation on Blogging usability. Here you will find my own original research plus findings from across the Blogosphere. If you have time, take a gander through my Pages and Categories, and you may find some useful resources in my links below.
Please feel free to comment, I'd love to hear your ideas about your experience of blogging, user experience, the usability of blogs and blogging tools, on my research outputs, any of the stuff I've found, how I can improve the experience of this blog - or if you've got any ideas on how I can kill more time before having to write my thesis paper!
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