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new Berkman Center study on the Arabic blogosphere

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Last year, the Internet & Democracy team at the Berkman Center at Harvard released a study of the Persian language blogosphere, a key work in larger-scale, non-English-language blogosphere research. (And of course, although I’m not going to discuss current events in Iran, the use of social media, twitter in particular, has been a subject of news reports recently (regardless of its relative importance, biases, etc.)). The I&D team have just released a new study, this time of the Arabic blogosphere – taking in Egyptian, Saudi, Kuwaiti, and Syrian blogs, and covering clusters and bridges in three languages (Arabic, English, French – although my treatment of ‘French’ in the current version of my research is looking at the country rather than the language, the use of French in northern Africa provides an additional, possible group of sites to study). I’ve just downloaded the pdf of the new report, so no comments on that yet, but if you want to have a look at it, it’s at the I&D site.


Written by Tim

18 June, 2009 at 12:23 pm

Posted in articles, blogs, maps

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  1. Thanks for the link. I’ve just started on a chapter exploring some aspects of the digital divide, so this should be useful.


    18 June, 2009 at 10:33 pm

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