Workblogging in a Facebook age
AbstractIn keeping with this journal's recent attempt to revive worker narratives as a means of understanding social questions, this research note reflects on the significance of workblogging as a window on the labour process. The article reflects on the impact of emerging social networking tools such as Facebook, as well as factors such as increased surveillance and blog searchability, on how and where workplace stories are told. It assesses some of the problems of conducting research in a rapidly changing blogosphere and argues that researchers must sustain trusting relationships with bloggers, as well as staying abreast of emerging social networking practices, in order not to lose sight of these important recalcitrant voices.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by British Sociological Association in its journal Work, Employment and Society.
Volume (Year): 25 (2011)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
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