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Title: How do we study the blogosphere? Research and methods of assessing the impact of blogging on the public sphere
Authors: Kyza, Eleni A. 
Milioni, Dimitra L. 
Keywords: Blogging;Public sphere;Meta-analysis;Research methodology
Category: Media and Communications
Field: Social Sciences
Issue Date: 2009
Source: New Media and Information: Convergences and Divergences, 2009, Athens, Greece, 6-9 May
Abstract: The main aim of this paper is to revisit and assess our research methods and findings regarding the impact of blogging on the public sphere. In the first part of the study, we review existing literature on blogging, identifying the type of research questions being asked and the results that blogging research has yielded so far, both in local and international and/or comparative contexts. In the second part of the study, we review existing methods for researching blogging and the available analytical and software tools, discussing the methodological constraints that keep us from delving into the impact of blogging on mainstream media and democracy. Particular emphasis is given on the challenges that arise when researching blogospheres of not widely spoken languages.
Type: Conference Papers
Appears in Collections:Δημοσιεύσεις σε συνέδρια/Conference papers

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