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AR; The many faced “you” of social media

Sharon Meraz‘s study – published in the form of an article in this book – is a project quite similar to my own: it deals with the assessment of the democratic potential of social news sites. She put Digg, Reddit, … Continue reading

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Times are a-changing, not least for Digg

A short article in an early 2007 issue of the Columbia Journalism Review turned up on my desk the other day; one of the still-not-too-large pile of articles that you’re treated with when you search for “Digg” as a keyword … Continue reading

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AR; Do Dugg Diggers Digg Diligently?

Credit to Alexander Halavais for the title – as well as the subject of this post – his eponymous paper. The article examines the role of feedback in motivating commenters on Digg. (In a nutshell: feedback, either positive or negative, … Continue reading

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AR; A broad concept of citizen journalism

Although I’ve been using the term “social news website” ever since the beginning of my research, I haven’t so far come across anyone else who would do the same. Until now, that is; as I just read Luke Goode‘s article. … Continue reading

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The Headlines – 25th Sept.

The breaking news of the day is that McCain proposed to postpone Friday’s TV-debate (the first out of four scheduled for this campaign), so that he “would be able to focus on the economy” instead of campaign matters. The news … Continue reading

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Digg headlines for the weekend (6-8th Sept.)

I’m working on finalizing my reply to Axel Bruns’ article about the networked model of the public sphere. At one point I wasn’t sure if I had time to do the follow-up on headlines, then I made a compromise (if … Continue reading

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Digg: an echo chamber for a few?

One of the charges against social news sites is that they are only seemingly democratic, while in reality they are only used to air the views of the few, most active members of the community. Research conducted by the Wall … Continue reading

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