A Faceted Classification Scheme for Computer-Mediated Discourse Herring Susan C. This article describes a classification scheme for computer-mediated discourse that classifies samples in terms of clusters of features, or “facets”. The goal of the scheme is to synthesize and articulate aspects of technical and social context that influence discourse usage in CMC environments. The classification scheme is motivated, presented in detail with support from existing literature, and illustrated through a comparison of two types of weblog (blog) data. In concluding, the advantages and limitations of the scheme are weighed. CMC LiveJournal blog computer-mediated communication. computer-mediated discourse computer-mediated discourse analysis discourse discourse analysis generic structure genre internet language methodology modalities mode norms quoting situational features synchronicity technological determinism weblog theory classification medium situation participation demographics granularity 400 periodical academic journal Language@Internet 4 1 2007 1860-2029 urn:nbn:de:0009-7-7611 http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0009-7-7611 herring2007