The power struggles in the Internet are waged between conflicting sides, but framing them in terms of good against evil, anarchist versus conformist, freedom fighter against the power hungry is simplistic and ignores the complexity of these debates.
This post covers the paper that Kevin Wallsten is presenting at HICSS at the e-government minitrack. Kevin is trying to assess the relationship between the blogosphere and journalists. He looked at the A-list blogs by combining two main authority indices of blogs – Karpf’s BAI index and The Truth Laid Bear. His findings: Since 2004 […]
Gatekeeping theories have been a popular heuristic for describing information control for years, but none have attained a full theoretical status in the context of networks. Network Gatekeeping Theory defines basic concepts like gatekeepers, gatekeeping and gatekeeping mechanisms and gated. It helps understanding relationships among gatekeepers and between gatekeepers and gated, the entity subjected to a gatekeeping […]