quinta-feira, 4 de março de 2010

dos blogues políticos e das suas motivações

The researchers found the three strongest initial motivations for blogging — “to let off steam,” “to keep track of your thoughts” and “to formulate new ideas” — were all based on the bloggers’ personal emotional or intellectual needs. Blogging, at the outset, was an outlet to clarify the person’s thoughts and/or express feelings such as frustration or anger.

But when asked why they’re blogging today, those three foundational motivations either decreased in importance or increased very slightly. In contrast, the extrinsic motivations — notions such as “to serve as a political watchdog” and “to influence public opinion” — saw “significant and sizable increases.” (The one exception was “to critique your political opponent,” which only increased marginally.)
In other words, if you feel your job is to inform the public, fact-check the mainstream media or simply help society, you’re more likely to present a fuller picture of the politicians you report on, even if you have a specific point of view. On the other hand, if you’re basically using the blog as an outlet to channel your anger or hone your already-solidified positions, you’re less likely to admit the other side may have a point.


Eu colocaria a maioria dos blogues políticos portugueses na categoria dos hone your already-solidified positions, alguns na categoria channel your anger e pouquíssimos na formulate new ideas mas, of course, todos querem influenciar a opinião pública. Ainda assim, o debate na blogosfera é mais interessante que o debate televisivo. Não tenho paciência para conversas em que todos falam ao mesmo tempo, uns por cima dos outros.

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