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Blog = książka? Empiryczne badanie potocznej kategoryzacji blogów

Krzysztof Niewiadomski i Maciej Maryl

Blog = Book? Empirical Research on Informal Categorization of Blogs

The article presents the results of research on categories classifying blogs in big Polish blog services. The aim of the research was to attempt to find the genre determinant of a blog as to the informal level, namely to establish how bloggers classify their writing. Five main determinants were attributed to the researched categories; they were: thematic, formal, communication, generic and stylistic determinants. The informal classification of blogs applies mainly to thematic criteria and it is difficult to use them to distinguish any blog genres (apart from references to well established forms, such as diaries). The ways of blog categorization in services resembles classification of books or media texts.