Felicia Wu Song is a cultural sociologist with academic

training in history and communication studies from Yale, Northwestern, and

University of Virginia. She is currently assistant professor in the Manship

School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University where she teaches

courses in mass media, advertising and persuasion. Her book, Virtual Communities: Bowling Alone, Online

(Peter Lang, 2009) examines the social and cultural effects of the

Internet on community, identity and the public sphere. Her latest project

explores the cultural rise of mom bloggers and its impact on contemporary