“Given the repressive media environment in Iran today, blogs may represent the most open public communications platform for political discourse. The peer-to-peer architecture of the blogosphere is more resistant to capture or control by the state than the older, hub and spoke architecture of the mass media model.”
The very same could be said of the blogoshere in Sri Lanka today.
Read the fascinating study, Mapping Iran’s Online Public: Politics and Culture in the Persian Blogosphere, conducted by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society here.
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