Tag Archives: nms

AR; Search engines and ontological security

“To be ontologically secure is to possess, on the level of the unconscious and practical consciousness, ‘answers’ to fundamental existential questions which all human life in some way addresses,” writes Giddens. What does Google have to do with this? Quite … Continue reading

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AR; of online and offline activism

Is there a definite relationship between online and offline (political) activism? Two recent papers reply with a firm “maybe.” More precisely, Leung, in his 2009 article, tested whether a penchant for online content generation correlates with psychological empowerment – a … Continue reading

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AR; Election news on YouTube

Time to restart this blog after a long silence, induced by teaching and other duties. The latest issue of New Media and Society comes packed with a lot of interesting articles. One of them is by Dylko, Beam, Landreville and … Continue reading

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AR; of Gramsci and CNN’s iReport

Farooq A. Kperogi casts a critical glance at the “citizen journalism takes on the mainstream media” narrative, through the case study of CNN’s iReport. He describes the undertaking as an example of hegemonic cooptation of citizen journalism, in which voluntary … Continue reading

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One quick note – two articles

I’ve been getting busier and busier – mostly with teaching -, as a result of which I’ve had to somewhat neglect blogging. This post won’t make up for it for sure- it’s not even a proper review by my own … Continue reading

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That capital “I”

This article from Wired is the piece I’ve referred to, on some occasions, making the point about the spelling of the word “internet.” Surely it’s something important, fashionable, exciting and a bit mysterious as well – but that doesn’t justify … Continue reading

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AR; the long tail of news

The long tail of news is probably too thin to matter – this is how the conclusion of a recent study could be summed up. The quantitative analysis of a large sample of various French-speaking news sites (among them professional … Continue reading

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