Cutting Through The Crap

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Ah HA!... Wait. What?


Revealing once again the difference between liberal and conservative brains, or thinking, or discursive production, or something, comes this bit of research:

... Notably, we find evidence of an association between ideological affiliation and the technologies, institutions, and practices of participation across political blogs. Sites on the left adopt more participatory technical platforms; are comprised of significantly fewer sole-authored sites; include user blogs; maintain more fluid boundaries between secondary and primary content; include longer narrative and discussion posts; and (among the top half of the blogs in our sample) more often use blogs as platforms for mobilization as well as discursive production.
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[O]ur study suggests that the prevailing techniques of domain-based link analysis used to study the political blogosphere to date may have fundamental limitations. The fact that we find evidence of significant cross-ideological variation when we compare intra-domain attributes of political blogs demonstrates that link analysis studies have obscured both the diversity of participatory affordances online as well as the primary mechanisms by which the networked public sphere alters democratic participation relative to the mass mediated public sphere.


So, there you go. Couldn't be clearer.


2 comments:

Frank Drackman said...

Sid, didn't you didn't take Neuroanatomy??
OK, you probably had Galen himself for a professor, and had to walk 6 miles throught the snow to steal cadavers, but I seem to remember there were really no Brain differences between the Races. I mean, you wouldn't be able to tell the difference between JFK's Brain and George "W" Bush's...
OK, bad example, lets say, Teddy Kennedy's Brain...
OK, another bad example, maybe your right, the liberal brains are the ones with tumors or splattered across Dealey Plaza...
and IIRC(I love that acronym) it's YOUR blog that censors comments like an OTR(I love that acronym too) Tipper Gore...
and YOUR blog's the one thats single authored, while mine has FIVE, count em, FIVE Chick Co-members, "The Drack Pack"...
See, when you point at someone theres 4 fingers pointing back at you...
"Domain-Based Link Analysis"
your mom lets you go out with that potty mouth???

Hey, I heard there gonna have KSM's(I love that acronym)trial in New York!!!!!
jk(I love that acronym)

Frank "All Brains look the same" Drackman

Anonymous said...

lol: Um… “Five 'chick' members: the Drek Pack”– Lucky girls, I bet they just love working for you!

wtf: Six writers to produce one blog - and you’re still ungrammatical.

lmao: “when you point at someone theres 4 fingers pointing back at you...”

btw: Yes... that’s also true when you are picking you nose; your keyboard must look a mess.

Frank "All Brains look the same" DrekMan…

btw: only true of those who actually have one!

EugeneInSanDiego