Reconect Working Papers, 1/2011
13 Pages Posted: 16 Jun 2011 Last revised: 26 Jul 2011
Date Written: May 12, 2011
The Internet offers an extremely prolific hotbed for the recombination and propagation of radical narratives, mainly by the formation of topical net-communities. Relatively free and general access to the World Wide Web (and digital literacy) together with anonymousness and the opportunities offered by the new participatory media has brought substantial changes in the ways people communicate with each other. The Internet provides a virtual space where radical narratives may circulate and proliferate freely, practically without restriction, since, in contrast to traditional media, the gatekeeping function is very weak. Apocalyptic religious fundamentalism and conspiracism are just some movements (fields) that readily took advantage of the new ways of communicating; and various extremist groups formed in turn their own dramaturgy of “ritual deliberation."
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Keywords: participatory media, lack of gatekeeping, topical online community formation, ritual deliberation, subversivity, spiritual warfare
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Laszlo-Attila, Hubbes, Új Beszédterek És a Kapuőrzés Viszonylagos Hiánya a Közösségi Médiában (New Talk Spaces and the Relative Lack of Gatekeeping in the Social Media) (May 12, 2011). Reconect Working Papers, 1/2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1863287 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1863287