July 24, 2005

ISAAC STOLZFUTS’ JOURNAL: A Blog about Art, Gay Male Sexuality, Culture, and Politics: Part V
Crunching the Numbers

RESULTS- SurveyGayMaleBlogs

Of the thirty-two blogs examined, 4 were of the commodified type. These blogs were largely composed of items advertised for consumption by, or images about a type of metropolitan, handsome well built and dressed gay male (#1 on the BPS). Other blogs may have had a few advertisements, or items related to that particular gay male life style but these were less than 10 percent of the total content. Though many of the blogs were pleasing in appearance I found 2 to be especially pleasing aesthetically, though I realize that such a judgment is based at least in part on my own tendency to like abundant white negative space that accentuates and compliments positive shapes and images. Twenty of the thirty-two blogs were about the writer’s daily lives, and twenty of the writers reported news of various types, though the same writers did not necessarily cover these two categories. Eleven of the writers took a personal intellectual position about the relationship between their lives and the events of the larger culture. However, none of the thirty-two blogers attempted to examine critically and / or go beyond the standard cultural understanding of sexual identity, the heterosexual versus homosexual dichotomy (category #6 on the BPS).

To be continued - Chart #2 to follow

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Blogger Andy said...

What was your sample group?

10:02 AM  
Blogger Isaac said...

The sample was 32 in number and was selected based on the six criteria posted on June 19, 2005.

12:58 AM  
Blogger Isaac said...

O-o-o-ps. The sample was chosen at random. I examined the 32 blogs using the six criteria posted on June 19, 2005.

7:47 AM  

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