Mapping the Arabic Blogosphere: Politics, Culture, and by Bruce Etling, John Kelly, Robert Faris, and John Palfrey

By Bruce Etling, John Kelly, Robert Faris, and John Palfrey

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Generally speaking, these enclaves are well suited for low-profile discussion among networks of friends and like-minded strangers, and are sometimes an organizing space for mobilization of these networks. The architecture and social norms of the blogosphere, on the other hand, are conducive to public expression, contestation, and synthesis of ideas. Blogging is not the main way that Internet users in the Arab world interact online; Arabic forums are extremely popular, as are Facebook and other ‘hybrid’ platforms, like Live Spaces, which combine online journals with platform-specific social networking functions and do not (in practice) 46 Mapping the Arabic Blogosphere: Politics, Culture, and Dissent connect strongly to the wider online public.

Although not as important as domestic issues, international political topics are well covered in the Arabic blogosphere with very similar chords being struck across the region. Support for the Palestinian cause appears nearly universal, as is criticism for Israel. US involvement in the region is largely seen in negative terms. However, the relatively modest level of attention paid to the United States might come as a surprise to many Americans. 47 Mapping the Arabic Blogosphere: Politics, Culture, and Dissent In press and policy circles alike, a lot of attention has been paid to the potential of the Internet for terrorist recruitment and propaganda, and a lot of this concern is focused on the Arab world.

Generally speaking, these enclaves are well suited for low-profile discussion among networks of friends and like-minded strangers, and are sometimes an organizing space for mobilization of these networks. The architecture and social norms of the blogosphere, on the other hand, are conducive to public expression, contestation, and synthesis of ideas. Blogging is not the main way that Internet users in the Arab world interact online; Arabic forums are extremely popular, as are Facebook and other ‘hybrid’ platforms, like Live Spaces, which combine online journals with platform-specific social networking functions and do not (in practice) 46 Mapping the Arabic Blogosphere: Politics, Culture, and Dissent connect strongly to the wider online public.

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