An abbreviated case study in narrative form of a weblog is presented. Preliminary observations in an ongoing longitudinal study suggest that the blog, whose discourse engages in the niche interest area of film music appreciation, is a representative example of an emergent social network dubbed in sociological terms as a “third place.” This is deemed to be an unanticipated consequence for a medium originally intended primarily for personal publishing.
Lenarcic, John and Sarkar, Pradip, "Blogs as a "third place": The emergence of online alcoves sharing common interests" (2009). AMCIS 2009 Proceedings. 341.