Peer-Reviewed Journal Details
Mandatory Fields
Baoill, Andrew
2000
September
First Monday
Slashdot and the public sphere
Published
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Optional Fields
5
9
Jurgen Habermas's theory of the public sphere provides a model of idealised democratic debate. Three major features of this model can be identified - universal access, rational debate, and a disregard for rank. I analyse the model, and use it to examine Slashdot, a popular Web site, as an actualisation of public space.
http://firstmonday.org/ojs/index.php/fm/article/viewArticle/790
http://dx.doi.org/10.5210/fm.v5i9.790
Grant Details
Publication Themes
Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy, Humanities in Context, Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences