Tag Archives: Sunstein

The importance of being serendipitous

At a recent seminar (hosted jointly by the Royal School of Library and Information Science and KU’s Centre for Communication and Computing), I had the chance to listen to Lennart Bj√∂rneborn‘s talk about serendipity. The history of science is full … Continue reading

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AR; Why we need the devil’s advocate

“An argument is a connected series of statements intended to establish a proposition.” “No, it isn’t.” Earlier I posted a review of Luigi Bobbio’s article Types of deliberation, and enthused about the so-called oratory model of deliberation. In this model, … Continue reading

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Operationalizing deliberation

I’ve been, for some time, working on conceptualizing and operationalizing “deliberation” – after all, this is what I’ll look for in analysing the discussions on social news websites. Janssen and Kies (2005) offer a comprehensive rundown on previous attempts at … 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 – Conceptualizing Sources

S. Shyam Sundar and Clifford Nass review in this article the concept of “source,” proposing a new typology to be used – especially in research dealing with online contents. Their concept of the source, and their proposed typology is based … Continue reading

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Twits, communities and the question of the source

Twitter is a really interesting little service, one which somewhat inexplicably captured my attention and hasn’t let go of it for more than a year. (This is my account but leave your expectations in the lobby.) One particular reason I’m … Continue reading

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