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Internet, Politics, Policy 2010 Conference in Oxford

By on September 11, 2010 in Announcements, Politics with 0 Comments

Our retroV team (which studies the topic of information virality) will present in the IPP 2010 conference (Internet, Politics, Policy) held in Oxford. This conference is a great opportunity to enjoy the growing number of scholars who study the topic of information politics.

Our paper, Fifteen Minutes of Fame: The Place of Blogs in the Life Cycle of Viral Political Information addresses the dynamics of viral information in the blogosphere, and is interested in empirically understanding how blogs play a role in the virality process. More specifically, we developed a new methodology that creates a map of the ‘life cycle’ of blogs posting links to viral information. Our dataset focused on the linking practices of blogs to the most significant viral videos of the 2008 US presidential election. To do so, we gathered data on all blogs (n=9,765) and their posts (n=13,173) linking to 65 of the top US presidential election videos that became viral on the Internet during the period between March 2007 and June 2009. Among other things, our findings illuminated the importance of different types of blogs: elite, top-political, top-general and tail blogs. We also found that while elite and top-general blogs create political information, they drive and sustain the viral process, whereas top-political and tail blogs act as followers in the process. [I will probably write a separated post about our paper].

Below are the papers that will be presented in that conference:

Authors Files
Alan Hunter Negotiating the Chinese Internet
Albert Meijer, Karl Löfgren Selling technology to the policy sciences: Marketing strategies for specialized scholars
Albert Padró-Solanet Internet and Votes: The Impact of New ICTs on the 2008 Spanish Parliamentary Elections
Ana Sofia Cardenal Why Mobilize Support Online? The Paradox of Party Behavior Online
Anastasia Deligiaouri Open Governance and E-Rulemaking. Online Deliberation and Policy-making in Contemporary Greek Politics
Andrea Calderaro Digital Politics Divide: does the Digital Divide still matter?
Andreas Jungherr, Pascal Jürgens The political click: political participation through e-petitions in Germany
Andreas Ladner, Jan Fivaz, Joëlle Pianzola Impact of Voting Advice Applications on Voters’ Decision-Making
Anne-Marie Oostveen Outsourcing Democracy in the Netherlands
Barbara Simons Internet Voting: An Idea whose Time has NOT Come
Bonina, Cordella The Internet and Public Bureaucracies: towards balancing competing values
Camilo Cristancho Mantilla Protest mobilization and disagreement in online mobilization networks
Carolina Galais Gonzalez Internet use and engaged citizenship in comparative perspective
Chaminda Hettiarachchi Web 2.0 Technologies for Election Campaigning in Sri Lanka
Cristian Vaccari A Europe Wide Web? Political Parties’ Websites in the 2009 European Parliament Elections
Darren G. Lilleker, Nigel A. Jackson Towards a more participatory style of election campaigning? The impact of Web 2.0 on the UK 2010 General Election
David Langley, Tijs van den Broek Exploring social media as a driver of sustainable behaviour: case analysis and policy implications
Des Power, Mary Power The Internet and Government Disability Policy in the United Kingdom
Don MacLean, Stephan Barg Let’s Get Physical: Methodologies for Framing Critical Internet Policy and Governance Issues from a Sustainable Development Perspective
Elisabeth A. Jones, Joseph W. Janes Anonymity in a World of Digital Books: Google Books, Privacy, and the Freedom to Read
Erin Dian Dumbacher Internet Development as Political Comparative Advantage: Estonia in International Organizations
Frank Bannister, Regina Connolly The Trouble with Transparency: A Critical View of Openness in e-Government
Giovanni Navarria e-Petitioning and Representative Democracy: a doomed marriage? – Lessons learnt from the Downing Street e-Petition Website and the case of the 2007 Road-Tax petition
Godefroy Dang Nguyen, Jocelyne Trémenbert Local eGovernment in Brittany: The Power of Cognitive Alignment
Hirohiko Yasuda Preventing Cyber Bullying at School: The Difficulties of Guardians and How Schools Can Aid Them
Ian Jayson Reyes Hecita Civil Society and ICTs: Creating Participatory Spaces for Democratizing ICT Policy and Governance in the Philippines
Irina Shklovski, David Struthers Of States and Borders on the Internet: The role of domain name extensions in expressions of nationalism online
Ismael Peña-López Policy-making for digital development: the role of the government
Jakob Linaa Jensen Citizenship 2.0. – changing aspects of citizenship in the age of digital media
Jesper Schlæger Red Alert: The Internet and government affairs service centres in Chengdu
Jocelyne Trémenbert Indicators of the digital divide and its link with other exclusions
Jorge Luis Salcedo Maldonado Anti-Piracy laws: Mobilization process at the European Union
Karen Mossberger, Caroline Tolbert, Benedict Jimenez, Daniel Bowen Unraveling Different Barriers to Technology Use
Karine Barzilai-Nahon, Jeff Hemsley, Shawn Walker, Muzammil Hussain Fifteen Minutes of Fame: The Place of Blogs in the Life Cycle of Viral Political Information
Keren Sereno Understanding the Hyperlinks Politics Better: The Israeli Protest Networks as a Case Study
Maria Laura Sudulich, Matthew Wall, Elmar Jansen, Kevin Cunningham Me too for web 2.0? Patterns of online campaigning among candidates in the 2010 UK general election
Mary C. Milliken Canada’s internet policy: Is ‘inclusiveness’ road-kill on the information
Matthew Addis, Steve Taylor, Bassem I. Nasser, Somya Joshi, Evika Karamagioli, Timo Wandhoefer, Freddy Fallon, Rachel Fletcher, Caroline Wilson New ways for policy-makers to interact with citizens through open social network sites – a report on initial results
Mayo Fuster Morell Mapping online creation communities: Models of infrastructure governance of collective action and its effects on participation size and complexity of collaboration achieved
Meelis Kitsing An Evaluation of E-Government in Estonia
Meelis Kitsing Political Economy of the Network Neutrality in the European Union
Michael J. Santorelli Regulatory Federalism in a Broadband World
Michael Markwick The Unlawful Freedom of Communication
Onaolapo Francisca Oladipo, Rasheed Olawale, Michael Awoleye Deploying the Internet in Youth Entrepreneurship Programs: Case Studies from Nigeria
Pablo Porten-Cheé Lessons Learned from Obama? The Effect of Individual Use of Party Websites on Voting in the Elections to the European Parliament 2009 in Germany
Panagiotis Panagiotopoulos, Mutaz M. Al-Debei Engaging with Citizens Online: Understanding the Role of ePetitioning in Local Government Democracy
Paul Reilly Anti-social networking in Northern Ireland: An exploratory study of strategies for policing interfaces in cyberspace
Ralf Lindner, Ulrich Riehm Broadening participation through E-Petitions? Results from an empirical study on petitions to the German parliament
Raphael Cohen-Almagor Hate on the Internet (Presentation), Hate on the Internet
Rasmus Kleis Nielsen Mundane Internet Tools, Mobilizing Practices, and the Coproduction of Citizenship in Political Campaigns
Rey Rosales Online learning and digital media use in the lives of the young: Some policy recommendations for K-12 leaders
Rosa Borge, Ana Sofía Cardenal Surfing the Net: a pathway to political participation without motivation?
Sarah Logan The Internet and Political Stability In Fragile States
Satyan Ramlal E-government in the global South – Machine politics as usual?
Sharon Haleva-Amir “This site’s aim is to maintain a useful, stable, ongoing connection with the public”: On the Gap between Texts and Applications in Knesset Members’ Personal Websites
Stefan Larsson, Måns Svensson Compliance or obscurity? Online anonymity as a consequence of fighting illegal file sharing
Sylvain Dejean, Thierry Penard, Raphaël Suire The French “Three Strikes Law” against digital piracy and the change in usages of pirates
Uta Russmann Voter Targeting via the Web – A Comparative Structural Analysis of Austrian and German Party Websites
Victor Bekkers, Arthur Edwards, Rebecca Moody Micro-mobilization, social media and coping strategies: some Dutch experiences
Vili Lehdonvirta, Perttu Virtanen A New Frontier in Digital Content Policy: Case Studies in the Regulation of Virtual Goods and Artificial Scarcity
Xavier Fernandez-i-Marin The Impact of e-Government Promotion in Europe: Internet Dependence and Critical Mass
Yana Breindl, François Briatte Digital Network Repertoires and the Contentious Politics of Digital Copyright in France and the European Union

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