Pre-formatted Citations for Joi Ito’s weblog posts

The path to bringing Joi’s blog posts closer to the academic record began with a straightforward template addition allowing easy citation of the posts.

I researched and compiled a number of the most used academic citation formats for citing blogs or online journal entries, designed a data structure to provide the necessary information and put the two together into a template component which is now deployed on each post on Joi’s weblog.

When someone wishes to cite any of Joi’s blog posts, they can simply click/tap on Cite in the footer of the post in question; a popup modal is opened with the list of citation formats already rendered. Clicking/tapping on any one of them automatically selects the whole citation text, ready for copy and pasting.