Moblogging, Remediation and the New Vernacular
Journal article, 2011
interactions. Web based media allow for users to become producers as well as media consumers. What role do the photographs play in the process of communication that occurs in moblogs? How do the everyday media practices that arise in such sites reveal what consumers make of the media they consume? When people communicate in moblogs, they draw on conventions used in mass media such as advertising, television, films, and newspapers, as well as snapshot photography and in photograph albums. The article argues that mobloggers remix and transform these conventions into a new vernacular, by remediating oral and visual modes of communication.