ERIC Number: EJ1074790
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Five Strategies Internet Writers Use to "Continue the Conversation"
Gallagher, John R.
Written Communication, v32 n4 p396-425 Oct 2015
This article investigates the strategies web-writers develop when their audiences respond to them via textual participation. Focusing on three web-writers who want to "continue the conversation," this article identifies five major strategies to accomplish this aim: (a) editing after production, (b) quotation, (c) question posing, (d) naming secondary writers, and (e) textual listening. Using the lens of writer-audience tension, I find that due to these web-writers' perceptions of audience, one that is partially externalized via the website's template, the term "audience" itself may not be a discrete concept, but a fluid, evolving, and recursive one, in other words, ongoing. These perceptions of audience reflect the unending nature of online texts and are exemplified by these five strategies.
Descriptors: Writing Strategies, Internet, Authors, Editing, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Electronic Journals, Student Journals, Audience Awareness, Audience Response, Social Networks, Case Studies, Questioning Techniques, Semi Structured Interviews
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