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Predictors of Internet Use
We examined audience uses o f the Internet from a uses-and-gratifications perspective. We expected contextual age, unwillingness to communicate, social presence, and Internet motives to predict
Democracy online: civility, politeness, and the democratic potential of online political discussion groups
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The study results revealed that most messages posted on political newsgroups were civil, and suggested that because the absence of face-to-face communication fostered more heated discussion, cyberspace might actually promote Lyotard's vision of democratic emancipation through disagreement and anarchy.
The virtual sphere
The internet and its surrounding technologies hold the promise of reviving the public sphere; however, several aspects of these new technologies simultaneously curtail and augment that potential.
The virtual geographies of social networks: a comparative analysis of Facebook, LinkedIn and ASmallWorld
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Through this comparative examination, four themes emerged, highlighting the private/public balance present in each social networking site, styles of self-presentation in spaces privately public and publicly private, cultivation of taste performances as a mode of sociocultural identification and organization and the formation of tight or loose social settings.
Affective Publics: Sentiment, Technology, and Politics
Acknowledgments Prelude Chapter One: The Present Affect Chapter Two: Affective News and Networked Publics Chapter Three: Affective Demands and the New Political Chapter Four: The Personal as
The Presentation of Self in Virtual Life: Characteristics of Personal Home Pages
This study focused on how individuals used personal home pages to present themselves online. Content analysis was used to examine, record, and analyze the characteristics of personal home pages. Data
Networked Gatekeeping and Networked Framing on #Egypt
Using prior seminal work that places emphasis on news framing and its relevance to sociocultural context, this study describes, maps, and explains evolving patterns of communication on Twitter
Affective publics and structures of storytelling: sentiment, events and mediality
ABSTRACT In this essay, I further explicate the construct of affective publics by drawing elements from two case studies, the first focusing on uses of Twitter leading up to and following the events
A Private Sphere: Democracy in a Digital Age
Online technologies excite the public imagination with narratives of democratization. The Internet is a political medium, borne of democracy, but is it democratizing? This text examines how online
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