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Trump's real plan for 2018 - Axios
A source close to the White House tells me that with an eye to getting Republicans excited about voting for Republicans in midterms, the president this year will be looking for "unexpected cultural flashpoints" — like the NFL and kneeling — that he can latch onto in person and on Twitter.
election  politics  postman  publicsphere  public_opinion  hate  twitter 
february 2018 by rachaelsullivan
Hyperpartisan Facebook Pages Are Publishing False And Misleading Information At An Alarming Rate - BuzzFeed News
oct. 2016
we found that right-wing pages were more prone to sharing false or misleading information than left-wing pages.
Based on our analysis, we found the hyperpartisan right-wing echo chamber to be more polarized than its counterpart on the left, and our sense is that this likely contributes to the tendency for right-wing Facebook pages to promote false and misleading information.
election  filterbubble  facebook  news  journalism  conservatism  publicsphere  hoaxes  crapdetection  fakenews 
november 2016 by rachaelsullivan
Why we need Social Paper | CUNY Academic Commons
Let students, not Edtech, determine design of space to carry their voice. cc:
“I want you to ask what we learn about the practical power of speech when we practice speaking to nobody.”
writing  teaching  publicsphere  public  community  com200  lms  from twitter_favs
december 2015 by rachaelsullivan
CyberDemocracy: Internet and the Public Sphere Mark Poster (1995)
While there is no doubt that the Internet folds into existing social functions and extends them in new ways, translating the act of shopping, for example, into an electronic form, what are far more cogent as possible long term political effects of the Internet are the ways in which it institutes new social functions, ones that do not fit easily within those of characteristicallymodern organizations. The problem is that these new functions can only become intelligible if a framework is adopted that does not limit the discussion from the outset to modern patterns of interpretation. To ask then about the relation of the Internet to democracy is to challenge or to risk challenging our existing theoretical approaches and concepts as they concern these questions.
democracy  publicsphere  habermas  internet  identity 
july 2015 by rachaelsullivan
Habermas’ heritage: The future of the public sphere in the network society | Boeder | First Monday
Central in Habermas’ thinking is the notion that the quality of society depends on our capacity to communicate, to debate and discuss: Reason is crucial to communication, sich auseinandersetzen.
publicsphere  habermas 
july 2015 by rachaelsullivan
Apple plans to edit the news and we should be worried
We’re facing a future in which Apple, Facebook and Google are increasingly not simply giving us access to a universe of news and opinion but implicitly and explicitly defining its boundaries. With that comes the very real threat of ‘chilling effects’ – publications choosing not to act in a way that may upset the content gods.
journalism  filterbubble  news  censorship  democracy  apple  publicsphere  public_opinion 
june 2015 by rachaelsullivan
The Mozilla Manifesto
1. The Internet is an integral part of modern life–a key component in education, communication, collaboration, business, entertainment and society as a whole.
2. The Internet is a global public resource that must remain open and accessible.
3. The Internet should enrich the lives of individual human beings.
4. Individuals' security on the Internet is fundamental and cannot be treated as optional.
5. Individuals must have the ability to shape their own experiences on the Internet.
networksociety  publicsphere  internet-culture  neoliberalism  openaccess  manifesto  internet 
december 2012 by rachaelsullivan
Early Word: Wikileaked - NYTimes.com
from July 26, 2010 - on wikileaks and other matters of public interest like the surprising leftist blogger support of Palin - with good examples of public debate in the comments
publicsphere  public_opinion  wikileaks  argument 
december 2010 by rachaelsullivan
Facebook 'must do more to tackle racism' say campaign groups - Telegraph
Mr Zuckerburg has been reluctant to heavily regulate his site, which relies on users to report racist and offensive behaviour and whose terms and conditions prohibit comments that are "abusive, vulgar, hateful or racially and ethnically objectionable". A spokeswoman said comments posted by users "often reflects the reality of conversations that take place in the pub or with friends" but stressed the site intervened to ensure content that breaks the law would be removed. She added the one of the groups mentioned by The Independent, called 'People hate Pakis', had already been deleted.
A statement from the site said: "We want Facebook to be a place where people can discuss issues and current affairs, while respecting the rights and feelings of others.
facebook  racism  publicsphere  democracy  hate 
october 2010 by rachaelsullivan
Making Publics
At the heart of our work is what we call "making publics"-the creation of new forms of association that allowed people to connect with others in ways not founded in family, rank or vocation but rather founded in voluntary communities built on the shared interests, tastes, and desires of individuals. By creating new forms of public association, cultural producers and consumers of the Renaissance challenged aristocratic prejudices about just who could be a public person and greatly expanded the possibilities for public life for ordinary people in their own time and in ours.
history  publicsphere  mediastudies 
may 2010 by rachaelsullivan
Bookstores fight back with instant paperbacks
"Books will be produced on a massively decentralized way," promises Dane Neller, CEO of On Demand Books, the manufacturer of the machines that will let customers select from millions of titles in less time than it takes to comb the teetering stacks of a used bookstore. "The life of the book will be infinite."
printculture  books  publicsphere  publishing 
october 2009 by rachaelsullivan

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