I admit that there has been a lack of activity on this blog for some time. Now I have made a major update on information and publications and I plan to use the blog more frequently to update on research and research related topics. So fra, feel free to browse around the various pages. And bwt, my old domain name http://www.netdemocracy.dk is closed, so this IS now the home for following my research. Much easier to update, I think.
First time on Icelandic television!
On the 12th of November I was interviewed for Icelandic television about Danish political parties’ Internet campaigns. The clip is in Icelandic, however, I speak Danish. You see me speak and we go through some of the parties’ websites.
It is AoIR time again. This year we are in Vancouver and the conference is about to start tonight. my colleague Niels and I have been here for two days to get accustomed to the time zone. We have had the chance to take a look on the nice city although we have had too much rain. The image show a little of the experiences, I will update the blog about the conference topics.
Two times on Danish national radio the same day. First I talked about Scotland on Program 4, Eastern Jutland, as a part of the travel program hosting members of Travellers’ Club, where I am the newly elected treasurer!
Later, I talked about my research in online travelogues on Danish national program 1. I claimed that travelogues fulfill three functions: information, representation and identity formation. More on this research will follow on my research website
Netdating goes offline!
There is a strange irony going on at the moment. For a long time we have witnessed that the old media of newspapers have got their renaissance. The free newspapers like “Metro XPress” and “Urban” are taking over the newspaper market and show that the old paper medium is not dead at all.
Even stranger: A Danish netdating site now starts to publish a physical magazine ones a months containing the most interesting profiles from the internet site. I think about it as an equivalent to “The Boat Market” and “The Car Market”. The magazine could be called “The Meat Market”.
But seriously: for many years everything offline has rushed to go online. Now we see the opposite trend as well! Paper might be in power for some more years!
It is official! From August 1st I am an assistant professor at the Department of Media Studies, University of Aarhus. I am delighted, that was just the job I wanted!
Finally my dissertation was defended yesterday. It went on very well, I did the speech of my life and the committee was very nice to me. Afterwards, we had a wonderful party. Definitely the best day in my life!