A genre accepted by the community of its users for their purposes, despite the presence of recognizable, and possibly archaic, conventions of an older genre. This may be a transition stage to an entirely new genre. (Crowston & Williams, 2000).
Online newspapers and magazines that include hyperlinks are adapted genres. They retain much of the structure and purpose of the original genre but have been modified for a new medium (Crowston & Williams, 2000).
Emerging Genres class, N.C. State University, Spring 2010