Hosted by USIP’s Center of Innovation for Science, Technology & Peacebuilding, experts from Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society and Morningside Analytics will present their new research on the Russian blogosphere, while prominent Russia experts and notable bloggers will respond. The research team mapped this extensive social network, analyzing over 11,000 Russian language blogs to understand how politics is discussed, by whom, and if there is evidence of political and social mobilization in the blogosphere. The team also analyzed the blogosphere’s place within the overall Russian online and traditional media ecology, including discussion of top political YouTube videos.
Karina Alexanyan Researcher and Analyst Berkman Center for Internet & Society
Bruce Etling Director, Internet & Democracy Project Berkman Center for Internet & Society
Sheldon Himelfarb, Moderator Executive Director, Center of Innovation for Science, Technology & Peacebuilding United States Institute of Peace
This event is part of USIP's ongoing Blogs and Bullets initiative that examines the relationship between online discourse and violent conflict.
Webcast: This event will be webcast live beginning at 10:00am EDT on October 19, 2010 on this page. Online viewers will be able to engage panelists and each other through live chat and Twitter discussions (hashtag: #usipblogs)
An all-day conference in New York City made possible by the collaboration of the Harriman Institute and the School of Journalism at Columbia University, and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.
Conference Wiki: http://cyber.harvard.edu/russiaonline/Main_Page
This conference is open to the public. Seating may be…