LECTURE 11- 10/17/17

Key Terms

-Public: space in which individuals and groups congregate to discuss matters of mutual interest, where possible, to reach a common judgement. Can develop its own style, conventions, and cultural logic for communicating

-Networked public: a group who form form to debate civic issues in a public space that is constructed through networked technologies. The presence of “moral-language” within a message will govern how it spreads through a given social networks

High Clustering (more cohesion, share similar perspectives), Low Clustering (information being spread relied on one node, unequal distribution)

-Counterpublic: public that emerges on other side of the issue

Sunstein- balkanization: group polarization that emerges as a result of sustained exchange of information over a given platform. Groups develop distinctive identities, which segregate them from groups with contrasting dientities

3 causes for echo chambers: persuasive but shallow information, social capital (who’s sharing the information, how much are they sharing, how much they believe it), rhetoric






Conducting research:

-choose a topic and your aim

-assemble a corpus (set selection from given time, of given scope)

-select a method

-consider methodology

-perform analysis

-report findings

Framing your current essay:

Here is my AIM, here’s how i went about exploring that aim (method) here is the research I’ve done, the material I’ve accumulated (corpus), and the arguments it might suggest based on my aim is…


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