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  • A Growing Far-Right Blogosphere in France

    The French far-right has discovered the blogosphere as a platform to discuss and spread its ideology: right-wing blogs make up an increasingly large part of the French political blogosphere. That’s the key lesson from a map published by Le Monde, one of the country’s major newspapers. Le Monde has published a map of the French […]

  • 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?

  • Why Blogging Common?

    Blogging Common’s goal is to survey bloggers around the world in multiple languages. By asking questions about a variety of topics, we hope to tap into the knowledge and experience of some of the world’s most active Internet users, to compare Internet practices around the world and to study the impact of different Internet environments on online behavior, including in countries where the free exchange of opinions can be a risky proposition. We also hope to have some fun.

  • Blogging Common: How does it work?

    If we could talk to every single blog author in the world, we’d be here until the middle of the next century asking them questions about what inspires them, what their favorite blog platforms are, and a ton of other things. With so many blogs and so little time, what is a poor global blogging survey to do?