Mapping The Arabic Blogosphere

Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society has just released a report on the Arabic blogosphere, as part of its Internet and Democracy project. There’s some funky visualization, and a full report. Abstract:

The project’s initial case studies investigated three frequently cited examples of the Internet’s influence on democracy. The first case looked at the user-generated news site OhmyNews and its impact on the 2002 elections in South Korea. The second documented the role of technology in Ukraine’s Orange Revolution. The third analyzed the network composition and content of the Iranian blogosphere. Fall 2008 saw the release of a new series of case studies, which broadened the scope of our research and examined some less well-known parts of the research landscape. In a pair of studies, we reviewed the role of networked technologies in the 2007 civic crises of Burma’s Saffron Revolution and Kenya’s post-election turmoil. In April 2009, Urs Gasser’s three-part case study examined the role of technology in Switzerland’s semi-direct democracy. This case expands on our study of foreign blogospheres with an analysis of the Arabic language blogosphere.

Read the press release…


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One thought on “Mapping The Arabic Blogosphere

  1. I would be interested in your findings on the Arabic related websites and what you find there. Let me know. Take some time to write in to my e-mail and say hi authors. I may have a little insight…Max

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