Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data. Hindman, Matthew Scott, The myth of digital democracy / Matthew Hindman. p. cm. The Myth of Digital Democracy. Matthew Hindman . From law to public policy, democratic theory to party politics, interest in the Internet has begun from the. The Myth of Digital Democracy has 73 ratings and 11 reviews. Maru said: Mentioned in this excellent article in the NYT on the influence of the internet o.

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The different opportunities we have in the real world trickle down to the virtual plane. Second, Googlearchy indicates that niche dominance should be a general rule of online life. This second digial of democratization presumes first and foremost that the technology will amplify the political voice of ordinary citizens. Dec 02, Maria Paula Lorgia rated it liked it. Jan 24, Brian Indrelunas rated it it was amazing Shelves: I think, just from personal and anecdotal experience, that this becoming more true at an exponential rate.

Nancy rated it really liked it Feb 17, He found that it does not. Jonathan Crossley rated it it was amazing Aug 16, Hindman is looking to examine this underpinning belief that the internet is of necessity a democratising force in the world. Instead, it preserves the patterns of concentrated control that have existed in the media for decades.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Tanvi Sood rated digiatl liked it Jan 15, I came to much the same conclusion. Do political Web sites and blogs mobilize inactive citizens and make the public sphere more inclusive?


My belief is that in an otherwise stable world, views would be different now, with rampant use of social media etc, just for starters.

Of the top ten blogs, eight are run by people who have attended an elite institution of higher education-either an Ivy League school, or a school of similar caliber like Caltech, Stanford University, or the University of Chicago. We were all whipped into a frenzy of smaller, faster, more productive. In practice, power is demoracy to flow to the deans and directors, the professors and pundits, and all those who, by virtue of advanced education, quickness of thought, and fluency of speech can persuade others of their prowess in the high deliberative arts.

It is one thing if the top ten bloggers, who serve as filters for the rest of the blogosphere, come from relatively elite backgrounds. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Sep 21, Natali rated it really liked it. However — by failing to expand the scope to look at other forms of participation beyond blogging and by keeping such a narrow digitap of political activism to exclude campaigning and civic involvement the book ultimately falls down o me dempcracy its analysis of the potential of digital democracy.

Carter rated it really liked it Jan 19, Do we need it, need the comforting idea of progress, the illusion of participation? Mike rated it really liked it Aug 14, Jan 04, Kevin rated it liked it. I am sure if we all think really hard we will be able to figure out something useful eventually!!! Much of Matt’s data includes news and media site traffic, and the patterns that Matt found in the concentration of Internet traffic around elite sites and the phenomenon of the “missing middle” seem to be rather universal anyway.


His work is very quantitative and many of the statistical models are over my head, but his conclusion is still clear: Paperbackpages.

The Myth of Digital Democracy by Matthew Hindman

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Yet the medium’s failure in this regard are less acknowledged and ultimately just as profound. Or are you using it as a PDF reader?

Networked Individuals and the creation of elites June 30, 1 comment views. Tom from my iPad, which i love dearly Hindmab. The Myth of Digital Democracy reveals that, contrary to popular belief, the Internet has done little to broaden political discourse but in fact empowers a small set of elites–some new, but most familiar.

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The audience is clear! However the myth busting starts here with the thought that:.

The Myth of Digital Democracy

At least three of the ten bloggers-Marshall, Reynolds, and Drum-are the children of academics. Princeton University Press- Computers – pages. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.