Author Archive

  • Reading the Blogosphere from Left to Right

    What explains the different blogging practices between liberal and conservative blogs? Is it a simple matter of political slant? How does the history of the blogosphere play into it all? Yochai Benkler and Aaron Shaw’s March 2010 Berkman Center study delves into 155 top political blogs to iron out the question from left to right.

  • The Macro Attractions of Microblogging

    Academics, journalists, not to mention bloggers have been consistently drawing attention to the microblogging phenomenon in recent years, even more so in light of the international political tumult earlier this year. Despite disagreements about its exact contributory factor in revolutions, many do agree that it’s a trend that’s here to stay. So how exactly did it become so popular?

  • A Quick Glance at the Egyptian Blogosphere

    What does the Egyptian blogosphere look like? How much are Egyptian bloggers actually using their online resources? Who are these bloggers? And, most importantly, how exactly are they using the blogosphere to fuel the revolution?