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26 02, 2014

Project NetDiscourse Explores Political Deliberation on Twitter

By |2018-11-21T15:42:17+00:00February 26th, 2014|Deliberation, Europe, Research, Social Media|0 Comments

Interesting research project out of the University of Bonn, Germany: Political Deliberation on the Internet: Forms and Functions of Digital Discourse Based on the Microblogging System Twitter From the project outline: Partly driven by social media applications such as the microblogging platform Twitter, the far reaching process of mediatisation of society has ushered in new [...]

18 12, 2012

Daily Beast Interactive Sound-Off on Gun Control

By |2018-11-21T15:42:24+00:00December 18th, 2012|Dialogue, Social Media|2 Comments

In the wake of last week's sad events, there's been some interesting activity on various news sites and social media with regard to online dialogue and deliberation. Here's an experiment run by The Daily Beast: an interactive sound-off on gun control that invites readers to answer why they own a gun or why not. From their page: [...]

18 12, 2012

Brad Rourke: Nine Rules For Discussing Tough Issues Online

By |2018-11-21T15:42:24+00:00December 18th, 2012|Facilitation, Social Media|1 Comment

Brad Rourke shared a few observations yesterday regarding the conversation on social media he's seen following last week's Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting: Anger In Online Interactions More troubling, though, is to observe how difficult it seems to be for people to be civil to one another. I see thread after thread (especially on Facebook) devolve [...]