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Discussion catalysts

Combining the theoretical background provided by the Katz-Lazarsfeld two-step flow of communication theory (and its subsequent criticism and revisions) with a social roles perspective, a recent JCMC article looked at Usenet discussions to find out whether there is something special … Continue reading

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AR; political discussion frequency, network size, and heterogeneity of discussions

_ Not one of the snappiest titles ever, but the original – from William P. Eveland, Jr. and Myiah Hutchens Hively, is even longer. In their paper they have reviewed considerable amounts of previous research material on political discussion, and … Continue reading

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AR; Political discussion in online chat?

Is political discussion possible in online chatrooms? It absolutely is, argues Jennifer Stromer-Galley in a recent article. She and Anna M. Martinson analysed chatroom conversations to see whether or not the particularities of this online form of communication hinder meaningful, … Continue reading

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Tampere – some reflections

Back from Tampere; and after my first ever lecture; thanks for everyone who came. I’d like to take up now a couple of points in connection with the presentations of Tarmo, Ivan and myself, and the discussion that followed. The … Continue reading

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