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Latin America: “National” Blogospheres in a Dialogic Society

“Latin American blogs resemble their counterparts in the rest of the world but have a particular feature that deserves some attention. They tend to gather themselves around some sites that function as phone catalogue listings, where authors can find themselves and other bloggers under country categories, regional and even gender BlogsMujer forms of belonging. The majority encourage the building of national blogospheres on their own right which are bits and pieces of the great international blogosphere being tracked by Technorati.” That is just one of the many acute observations by University of Bergen professor, Álvaro Ramírez Ospina, who has put together a must-read article analyzing, among other things, the nationalistic nature of blogging communities in Latin America.

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