|THE NEW ROLE OF THE INTERNET IN MAINTAINING AND INCREASING SOCIAL CAPITAL|
|Written by GEORGE LAZAROIU|
ABSTRACT. Reese claims that the global audience’s most crucial feature is that it has been reconfigured in its denationalized spatial and synchronized temporal relationships. Barnhurst claims that news stories have become generally longer, more analytical, and focused on interpretation. Sassen observes that powerful corporate actors and high performance networks are strengthening the role of private digital space and altering the structure of public digital space. Rasmussen contends that the use of the Internet contributes to the diversity of views and broadening participation, that the public sphere should be seen as consisting of two epistemic dimensions or “faces”.
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