Ignacio Siles is a professor in the School of Communication at Universidad de Costa Rica. He is the author of Por un Sueño En.red.ado (2008) and several articles about technology and society. He obtained his PhD in the media, technology, and society program at Northwestern University.
Acknowledgments - Voicing the Web - The Emergence of the Blog - The Proliferation of Blogging - From Blogging to Microblogging - Rethinking Self-Performance in the Digital Age - Appendix: Research Design - Index.
"In Networked Selves, Ignacio Siles's interest is in the genesis of blogging and microblogging. He describes the ways in which new conceptions of self and publicness get inscribed in Web technology and are legitimized in public culture. It is rare to find in one volume so informed an analysis that deals with both the daily life of bloggers and larger economic and political issues. The other original feature of this book comes from a transcultural comparison between the United States and France. If an Americanization of the French Web can be noticed, a specific French landscape also becomes apparent. The international research is fascinating and will engage Internet scholars and general readers alike."
-Patrice Flichy, Professor, University of Paris-Est, France "Networked Selves is a fascinating reflection on the modes by which different technichal features, actors, relations and institutions shape how technology is used, understood and (re)constructed. In this exploration of the trajectory of the blog in the US and France, Siles provides powerful insights on the mutually constitutive relationship between media technologies, understandings of publicness and performances of the self."
-Rodrigo Munoz-Gonzalez, LSE Review of Books blog, 10/16/2019