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Egypt 2.0

Ivarsson, Mats LU (2009) STVK01 20091
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Blogging as a phenomenon has spread far from its initial western context and provides new interesting research topics on the implications of the blogosphere in more authoritarian states. We however face many problems when trying to connect the technological complexity of the new information era and the social scientific theories of our discipline. By applying a framework designed to bring order and validity to our efforts to connect social science with information technology I try to define key features of both blogging and the blogosphere.
From this framework will we move on to charge the key features with a societal implication, in our case will the features be connected with their potential to assemble the blogs into a social platform... (More)
Blogging as a phenomenon has spread far from its initial western context and provides new interesting research topics on the implications of the blogosphere in more authoritarian states. We however face many problems when trying to connect the technological complexity of the new information era and the social scientific theories of our discipline. By applying a framework designed to bring order and validity to our efforts to connect social science with information technology I try to define key features of both blogging and the blogosphere.
From this framework will we move on to charge the key features with a societal implication, in our case will the features be connected with their potential to assemble the blogs into a social platform for political deliberation.
And after presentation of the problems the researcher faces when gathering his data will I present the context in which the Egyptian political blogosphere exist. From this I will move on to propose the hypothesis that an authoritarian state actually will strengthen the quality of the information disseminated in the blogosphere.
We will eventually end up with an originally gathered data set and discuss what conclusions we dare to draw. (Less)
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author
Ivarsson, Mats LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Impact of authoritarian pressure on the political blogosphere in Egypt.
course
STVK01 20091
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Social network analysis, blogosphere, blogs, deliberation, Egypt, blog aggregator
language
English
id
1405420
date added to LUP
2009-06-18 11:12:29
date last changed
2009-06-18 11:12:29
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  abstract     = {Blogging as a phenomenon has spread far from its initial western context and provides new interesting research topics on the implications of the blogosphere in more authoritarian states. We however face many problems when trying to connect the technological complexity of the new information era and the social scientific theories of our discipline. By applying a framework designed to bring order and validity to our efforts to connect social science with information technology I try to define key features of both blogging and the blogosphere. 
From this framework will we move on to charge the key features with a societal implication, in our case will the features be connected with their potential to assemble the blogs into a social platform for political deliberation. 
And after presentation of the problems the researcher faces when gathering his data will I present the context in which the Egyptian political blogosphere exist. From this I will move on to propose the hypothesis that an authoritarian state actually will strengthen the quality of the information disseminated in the blogosphere.
We will eventually end up with an originally gathered data set and discuss what conclusions we dare to draw.},
  author       = {Ivarsson, Mats},
  keyword      = {Social network analysis,blogosphere,blogs,deliberation,Egypt,blog aggregator},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Egypt 2.0},
  year         = {2009},
}