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dc.contributor.advisorBarton, Hannah
dc.contributor.authorCochrane, Sinéad
dc.identifier.citationCochrane, S. (2009). Blogs: A study into current uses and perceptions in Irish society. Institute of Art, Design and Technology [Master's thesis, Institute of Art, Design and Technology].en_US
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this research was to investigate attitudes, perceptions and behaviour of Irish internet users towards blogs. A survey was conducted online and participants (n = 422) placed into two groups - Bloggers (n = 244), biog authors; Non-Bloggers (n = 178), blog readers. Results found that Non-Bloggers are more concerned about the persistent nature of the Internet than Bloggers, with no difference regarding online privacy. Over 60% of Irish bloggers publish online using their real name; with their primary motivation to blog being the ability to articulate their ideas through writing, and almost 52% consider their blogging as a form of journalism. This research found that blogging can increase social capital and has no negative effect on blogger's lives.en_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.subjectIrish bloggers, non-blogging, Irish blogsen_US
dc.titleBlogs: A study into current uses and perceptions in Irish societyen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationInstitute of Art, Design and Technologyen_US
dc.coverageDegree of MSc of Cyberpsychologyen_US

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