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Blogrolls and indecisive reciprocity

OK, I’ve decided to announce when I am adding links to my Blogroll. I decided early on just to include links to blogs and websites relevant to my research, anthropology and internet research in general, but recently I’ve been wondering about that, as it means I’m not doing what most bloggers do, ‘spreading the link love’ – i.e. exchanging reciprocal links. The thing is, I don’t want to link to some and not to others, and seeing as I look at a whole range of blogs – not just those I would read regularly – I don’t know which to choose to link to or not… On the other hand, I’m feeling guilty about not linking back to those who have linked to me…

I haven’t made up my mind on that one yet, but what I’d like to do is set up a link list of all the blogs I have collated in my database (about 250 so far), but for that I’d need some automated process linking a static page to a database, which I don’t know how to do…

Anyway, here are the recent links:

Susan C. Herring's Publications
Susan Herring has done lots of pioneering research into blogs, and I came across this page recently. It has a list of all her work, and most of them are available for download – even some scanned book chapters.

Native Anthropologist
A “Nigerian PhD candidate at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology” Nigerian (I think) anthropologist, doing research on second hand clothing trade networks between Benin and Nigeria; I think we could have some interests in common, seeing as we’re looking at economic/market issues.

Cicilie among the Parisians
“A blog from Cicilie Fagerlid's fieldwork research on poetry, anger and cosmopolitanism in Paris” – urban anthropology I guess, she is a Norwegian anthropologist.

Blog Analysis Toolkit
I have yet to test this properly, but it comes from the same people who developed the handy online Coding Analysis Toolkit - an online, free, application to do content analysis coding. It can work with Atlas.ti files, or you can do your own coding from raw data.

The Impoverished Social Scientist's Guide to Free Statistical Software and Resources
A useful resource – as the title says.

Blackstone's World With
A lecturer at the Center for English Language Communication (CELC) – National University of Singapore. Using his blog as part of his teaching.

Oh, and by the way, nothing to do with research, but Congratulations! to Mei Chern. She has now released her second album and is going to play at a festival in the US! Tahniah! :-D Listen to her!


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