HINDMAN THE MYTH OF DIGITAL DEMOCRACY PDF

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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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Is the Internet thee American politics? Do political Web sites and blogs mobilize inactive citizens and make the public sphere more inclusive? 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 democrzcy familiar.

Matthew Hindman ar Is the Internet democratizing American politics? Matthew Hindman argues that, though hundreds of thousands of Americans blog about politics, blogs receive only a miniscule portion of Web traffic, and most blog readership goes to a handful of mainstream, highly educated professionals. He shows how, despite the wealth of independent Web sites, online news audiences are concentrated on the top twenty outlets, and online organizing and fund-raising are dominated by a few powerful interest groups.

Hindman tracks nearly three million Web pages, analyzing how their links are structured, how citizens search for political content, and how leading search engines like Google and Yahoo! He finds that while the Internet has increased some forms of political participation and transformed the way interest groups and candidates organize, mobilize, and raise funds, elites still demmocracy shape how political material on the Democrady is presented and accessed.

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Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Mar 02, Maru Kun marked it as to-read. Mentioned in this excellent article in the NYT on the influence of the internet on politics. Sep 21, Natali rated it really liked it. This book was a significant paradigm shift for me.

The Myth of Digital Democracy

I am used to reading literature that champions the Internet as the tool diigtal the people. Matthew Hindman proves that, when it comes to certain cross sections of reporting, that is not really true.

Hindman studied the political blogosphere. He wanted to see if it does in fact democratize, as popular opinion would lead us to believe.

He found that it does not. Instead, it preserves the patterns of concentrated control that have existed in the media This book was a significant paradigm shift for me. Instead, it preserves the patterns of concentrated control that have existed in the media for decades. His work is very quantitative and many of the statistical models are over my head, but his conclusion is still clear: Paradoxically, the extreme ‘openness’ of the Internet has fueled the creation of new political elites.

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The Internet’s successes at democratizing politics are real. Yet the medium’s failure in this regard are less acknowledged and ultimately just as profound. The Internet is a winner-takes-all place where only the top influencers are heard and everyone else is a tree falling in a forest? I’m not sure Hindman meant to be quite so fatalistic but his research should still give us pause before we go running around talking about how empowered we are by the digital age.

Nov 16, Jeremy rated it really liked it. A nice book about Hindman’s research into whether digital media is promoting democracy. The claim of the title is definitely overstated, and the results are much more modest deciding whether or not “digital democracy” is a myth is beyond the scope of any single book.

That being said, Hindman convincingly shows that the blogosphere is at least as “winner-take-all” as traditional media, and mygh the people who are running new media properties are as white, male, and well-educated as their traditi A nice book about Hindman’s research into whether digital media is promoting democracy.

That being hjndman, Hindman convincingly shows that the blogosphere is at least as “winner-take-all” as traditional media, and that the people who are running new media properties are as white, male, and well-educated as their traditional media counterparts.

Nov 21, Jeroen rated it really liked it. The plastic utopianism of Silicon Valley has been a nice current of bits surrounding us for the past couple of decades. We were all whipped into a frenzy of smaller, faster, more productive. The problem, perhaps, lies in the association of speed with progress, in the idea of technological progress as a catalyst for societal progress. The arguments for the buzz-worded democratization that is mostly mentioned is the inherent infrastructure and equality of the Web, ddmocracy really, there was always going The plastic utopianism of Silicon Valley has been a nice current of bits surrounding us for the past couple of decades.

The arguments for the buzz-worded democratization that is mostly mentioned is the inherent infrastructure and equality of the Web, but really, there was always going to be optimism, because it is a new technology, more advanced than ever before. Hindman, in The Myth of Digital Democracydoes not have to dig deep to cut down this myth: There is no evidence for democratization in any way, and in fact, the Internet might actually be harmful to the deliberative part of democracy.

People online tend to be more rude and less emphatic in their communications, because they forget that they are not talking to a machine but to another human being. Hindman’s book did not get a lot of press. The myth has not been pierced, and the bigger question here is: Do we need it, need the comforting idea of progress, the illusion of participation?

Perhaps we cannot afford to let go of yet another dream, to have yet another utopian island ruined – that is to say, humanized – by reality.

Hopes for the Internet were so high, that we cannot allow ourselves to admit that perhaps it does not measure up to its ambition, that perhaps the Internet, just as every other sphere of human interactions, is bound to our inherent social values, is not devoid of evil, greed and deception, and does not fuel equality.

What it comes down to is this: We are not born muth raised online should I add: The different opportunities we have in the real world trickle down to the virtual plane. Even the skill set needed to educate yourself online needs to be handed to you in the old-fashioned, cold, hard, physical way. To expect this one layer of our society to undo all the inequalities of the whole world is indeed, very much, a utopia. Jan 24, Brian Indrelunas rated it it was amazing Shelves: I actually finished Matt’s book a while back, but I wanted to note that it successfully challenges the conventional wisdom on how the Internet has changed communications and democracy.

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And there are lessons to be learned within these pages not just for politicians and political scientists but also for journalists and other media professionals. 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 I actually finished Matt’s book a while back, but Mygh wanted to note that it successfully challenges the conventional wisdom on how the Internet has changed communications and democracy.

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.

Jan 30, Vera rated it really liked it Shelves: Hindman consistently proves that the Web does not diversify political discourses by shifting power away from professional, political and technical elites; quite the fhe, it maintains traditional social hierarchies.

His concept of the political is rather narrow, and could be expanded to include blogs and other media that provide critical commentary on social issues but do cover such traditional poli sci topics as governance, elections etc.

Apr 08, Sanni added it Shelves: Tentti huomenna – olen valmis. Jan 04, Kevin rated it liked it. While I think the argument made by Hindman has a bunch of holes in it because he only looks at the issue from one perspective traditional political scienceI still learned a number of things about the internet in general by reading about Hindman’s studies.

Apr 20, Katrinka rated it really liked it. A much-needed empirical study of many aspects of the Net’s effect on U. May 07, Shannon S. An engaging and thorough analysis of the alleged democratization of politics through the internet. Well researched, even if some of his theories are a bit wonky. Dec 02, Maria Paula Lorgia rated it liked it. It might be easy to speak in cyberspace, but it remains difficult to be heard.

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