The status of blogging in the Republic of Ireland: A case study

Lori F. Brost, Carol McGinnis

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This chapter examines the phenomenon and the status of blogging in the Republic of Ireland. It focuses on the social, cultural, political, technological, and legal factors that have influenced the existence and functioning of the Irish blogosphere and seeks to ascertain whether it is in good health, in decline, or in transition. To date, there is no research on the history and evolution of Irish blogging, and there are no assessments of the status of the blogging practice in the Republic of Ireland. This case study scrutinizes the history of blogging in Ireland, traces its evolution, and draws conclusions about the state of Irish blogging. Data collection for the study involved an extensive review of Irish blogs as well as e-mail and phone interviews with Irish bloggers. The authors conclude that the Irish blogosphere is vibrant, diverse, and evolving; additionally, they offer directions for future research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBlogging in the Global Society
Subtitle of host publicationCultural, Political and Geographical Aspects
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9781609607449
StatePublished - 2011


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