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High Technology Mass Media as Strengthening Democracy: Immediacy and Community in the Blogosphere – Extremism Plus Increased Citizens’ Involvement

  • Ronald M. Glassman
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Abstract

Along with the extremism which the blogs have generated, there is also a heightened political involvement. Young people especially have connected with each other through the blogosphere. This is both dangerous for democracy, and yet exciting too. For, something like the “face-to-face” democracy of the ancient Greek world is recreated in the blogs, such that huge demonstrations and voter turnout can be generated through internet political blog activity.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronald M. Glassman
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  1. 1.NYU School of Professional StudiesStern College of Yeshiva UniversityNew YorkUSA

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