Adrien Barbaresi/ Jens Pohlmann: The IT-Blog Sphere and Its Impact on Digital Policy

Dienstag, 02.Juli 2019 10:00-12:00 Uhr
Weizenbaum-Institut, Raum A104-A105

Following the assumption that the IT-blog sphere represents an avant-garde of technologically and socially interested experts, Jens Pohlmann and Adrien Barbaresi presented a research platform to observe its input on the public discussion of matters situated at the intersection of technology and society. Based on text and metadata from about 400 IT-blogs from Germany and the U.S. (IT-Blog corpus), th platform allows to study the discussion regarding digital policy and compare the digital public sphere with the discourse in traditional media settings as well as the policy discussion.