Blogging and Social Media By Polly Edwards  Student number:3301125
Reading  <ul><li>Bruns, A and Adams, DA, 2009, ‘Mapping the Australian blogosphere’ in A. Russell and N. Echchaibi, (eds. ...
Mapping the Australian political blogosphere <ul><li>Key Role of political blogging: </li></ul><ul><li>Raising  controvers...
What is political blogging to you? What are the first words you think of when you hear political blog? Political Blog free...
Australia  <ul><li>Left wing  </li></ul><ul><li>Shows shifts in of political debate  on specific issues </li></ul><ul><li>...
Old and new ways of public communication  <ul><li>Old Way  </li></ul><ul><li>NEW Way  </li></ul>
Egypt  <ul><ul><li>Dangers of political blogging  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prison  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Refuge/ Hi...
Class Discussion  Does political Blogging have an impact? Who is being targeted with these blogs?  (educated people non ed...
UK  <ul><li>Only started to gain importance  </li></ul><ul><li>Still new and developing  </li></ul><ul><li>Slowly  gaining...
Conclusion
Online Resources  <ul><li>Australian Political Blog  </li></ul><ul><li>Political Blog is a source for finding political bl...
Online Resources  <ul><li>Where is Raed? </li></ul><ul><li>Samuel Pax (Baghdad blogger) blog discusses the Iraq and US imp...
Relevant Reading <ul><li>Bruns, A and Adams, DA, 2009, ‘Mapping the Australian blogosphere’ in A. Russell and N. Echchaibi...
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  • Political blogging – focuses not on reporting political news but on discussing the implications of current political events, building on the information understood as already having been established understanding of blogging as a discursive activity that complements mainstream journalistic coverage rather than replacing it all together. Bloggers respond to the commentary no to the news releases of original political sources but to the reporting of such news in the mainstream media, this also means that the view provided by Australian political bloggers may therefore be commentary on the news medias coverage of politics as they are commentary on political events themselves.
  • First example is Australia / press releases and political statements
  • Just think about all the new ways of public communication and how it has change over the past 20 years. We went from having no internet to having our lives and the world around us connected it to it in some way. Who uses facebook or political blogs to voice their everyday or political opinions? That’s what social blogging is all about, being able to voice the opinion that you might not have been able to, cause of demographics and social power.
  • Show the video for 3 min. Just to give people an Idea of what it means to be a political blogger in a non democratic country.
  • People participating in these blogs have often already set their minds Educated and aware of the issues Is it all a make belief ?
  • The rest of Europe has not shown a significant amount of interest. People are still
  • Blogging and Social Media

    1. 1. Blogging and Social Media By Polly Edwards Student number:3301125
    2. 2. Reading <ul><li>Bruns, A and Adams, DA, 2009, ‘Mapping the Australian blogosphere’ in A. Russell and N. Echchaibi, (eds. ) International blogging: identity, politics and networked publics, New York: Peter Lang Publishing Group, pp. 85-109. ® </li></ul>
    3. 3. Mapping the Australian political blogosphere <ul><li>Key Role of political blogging: </li></ul><ul><li>Raising controversial political issues </li></ul><ul><li>Construct and distribute information </li></ul><ul><li>Allow expression as discussion on topics </li></ul><ul><li>Politicians are able to connect and interact with the public </li></ul><ul><li>Political impact on campaigns </li></ul>
    4. 4. What is political blogging to you? What are the first words you think of when you hear political blog? Political Blog freedom of speech Right wing Left wing power elections impact war debate
    5. 5. Australia <ul><li>Left wing </li></ul><ul><li>Shows shifts in of political debate on specific issues </li></ul><ul><li>Polarization on Specific Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Pundit blogger </li></ul>
    6. 6. Old and new ways of public communication <ul><li>Old Way </li></ul><ul><li>NEW Way </li></ul>
    7. 7. Egypt <ul><ul><li>Dangers of political blogging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prison </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Refuge/ Hiding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Loss of Physical Freedom </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Why continue blogging ??????? </li></ul>
    8. 8. Class Discussion Does political Blogging have an impact? Who is being targeted with these blogs? (educated people non educated, what age group) Does it influence peoples mind set? Does it make people feel more in touch with having a real say on issues? Can you give me examples of how this could work for or against an issue or politician?
    9. 9. UK <ul><li>Only started to gain importance </li></ul><ul><li>Still new and developing </li></ul><ul><li>Slowly gaining impact . </li></ul>
    10. 10. Conclusion
    11. 11. Online Resources <ul><li>Australian Political Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Political Blog is a source for finding political blogs supporting different political parties. Discussing issues from the different political views. Allowing people to join with people who think in either a similar or different manner. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.list-directory.info.au </li></ul><ul><li>The UK Political Blog Guide (by Tim Ireland) </li></ul><ul><li>This guide gives the reader and all round idea of the current situation of political blogging within the UK. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bloggerheads.com/blog_guide/ </li></ul>
    12. 12. Online Resources <ul><li>Where is Raed? </li></ul><ul><li>Samuel Pax (Baghdad blogger) blog discusses the Iraq and US impact and influence. Heated political blogging up to 2004. </li></ul><ul><li>http://dear_raed.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>The Huffington Post </li></ul><ul><li>This is more of an internet news paper containing news blogs video community. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ </li></ul>
    13. 13. Relevant Reading <ul><li>Bruns, A and Adams, DA, 2009, ‘Mapping the Australian blogosphere’ in A. Russell and N. Echchaibi, (eds. ) International blogging: identity, politics and networked publics, New York: Peter Lang Publishing Group, pp. 85-109. ® </li></ul><ul><li>Ackland, R and Gibson, R , 2005, ‘Mapping political party networks on the WWW: How active are the far right? Mimeograph’, The Australian National University. Available at: acsr.anu.edu.au/sta ff/ackland/papers/far right political networks.pdf. </li></ul><ul><li>Drezner, D and Farrell, H, 2004, ‘The power and politics of blogs’. Paper presented at the 2004 American Political Science Association. </li></ul><ul><li>Adamic, LA and Glance, N 2005,’ The political blogosphere and the 2004 U.S. election: divided they blog’, International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining , New York: Association for Computing Machinery pp.36-43. </li></ul><ul><li>Ferguson, R and Griffiths, B, 2006, ‘Thin Democracy? Parliamentarians, Citizens and Influence of Blogging on Political Engagement’, Oxford Press, 59 (2), pp. 366-374. </li></ul><ul><li>Gill, KE, 2004,’How can we measure the influence of the blogosphere?’ WWW2004, May 17–22, New York, NY USA. </li></ul><ul><li>Coleman, S and Wright, S, 2008, ‘Political blogs and representative democracy’, Information Polity, 13, pp.1-2. </li></ul>

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