Tag Archives: jcmc

AR; Blogs as alternative

A refreshing article by Linda Jean Kenix from the University of Canterbury – just published in JCMC – tries to set the record straight about “the state of the blogosphere” – that is, can we refer to that as some … Continue reading

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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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In a recent JCMC article, Lu Wei examines different kinds of blog, as regards their “knowledge producing” potential – and tries to look at the socioeconomic differences that might be contributing to the observed difference. First the results, and then … Continue reading

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AR; Agenda setting revisited

_ A fresh article by Sharon Meraz studies the agenda-setting power of “elite traditional media” (more specifically, the New York Times and the Washington Post) on the blogosphere, through various issues, and distinguishing between right-leaning, moderate and left-leaning independent blogs. … Continue reading

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AR; selective exposure and echo chambers

In a recent article of the JCMC, R. Kelly Garrett revisits the topic of selective exposure – the concept describing the phenomenon that people tend to consume media that falls in line with their opinion. While there is considerable evidence … Continue reading

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AR; about informational gift-giving in online communities

Why do people bother to provide information and advice to complete strangers – hiding behind screen names – in virtual communities? This is the basic problem of the latest JCMC article I’d like to write about. It’s quite an interesting … Continue reading

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AR – another take on blog credibility

Instead of trying to cope with strangely off-the-base articles, I will just return here briefly to the problem of blog credibility (looking at the pile of articles in the TO READ stack, this won’t be the last time, either). In … Continue reading

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