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Bulgarian Personal Home Pages and Blogs on the Web: Hybridization of the Public and Private Spheres in Cyberspace
Bulgarian Personal Home Pages and Blogs on the Web: Hybridization of the Public and Private Spheres in Cyberspace

Author(s): Orlin Spassov
Subject(s): Media studies, Sociology
Published by: Centre for Advanced Study Sofia (CAS)
Summary/Abstract: Although they do not lead to radical changes in publicity, phenomena like blogs and personal homepages have the potential to stimulate the renegotiation of existing relationships between society and the internet. A number of new questions appear. What are the effects of the hybridization of the public and private spheres in cyberspace? How does the Internet, characterized by non-hierarchical communication, gradually sprout new, non-standard forms of institution-alization? How does software and the statistics of sites and blogs serve to regulate the user’s behavior, roles and expectations? What are the democratic potential and the social effi cacy of these new practices? I will try here to answer some of these questions by looking into the development of Bulgarian personal homepages and blogs.

  • Page Count: 18
  • Publication Year: 2009
  • Language: English