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ERIC Number: EJ858018
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0010-096X
"Folksonomy" and the Restructuring of Writing Space
Nicotra, Jodie
College Composition and Communication, v61 n1 pW259-W276 Sep 2009
Metaphors that posit writing as linear, essayistic, and the province of a single author no longer fit the dynamic, newly spatialized practices of composition occurring on and via the Web. Using "folksonomy," or multi-user tagging, as an example of one of these practices, this article argues for a new metaphor for writing that encapsulates how writing emerges spatially from dynamic, collective subjectivities in a network. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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