Slashdot and the public sphere

  • Andrew O Baoill

Abstract

Jurgen Habermas's theory of the public sphere provides a model of idealised democratic debate. Three major features of this model can be identified - universal access, rational debate, and a disregard for rank. I analyse the model, and use it to examine Slashdot, a popular Web site, as an actualisation of public space.
Published
2000-09-04
How to Cite
O Baoill, A. (2000). Slashdot and the public sphere. First Monday, 5(9). https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v5i9.790