15 August 2013
ARTICLE: Dumova on Blogging across Borders and Cultures
In many parts of the world, blogs have become a popular medium for communicating personal thoughts, opinions, interests, and ideas. A blog is an amazingly simple and at the same time extremely versatile interactive communication system. Blogging offers people ample opportunities for communication, interaction, sharing, and collaboration. Time spent on the Internet becomes an indispensable part of an individual’s personal and social life regardless of the socioeconomic status, cultural background, ethnicity, religion, age, or gender. The focus of the present issue is on bloggers’ motivations, personality traits, the connection between online and offline activities, as well as attitudes towards larger social, cultural, and political issues.