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Review of Facebook Democracy. The Architecture of Disclosure and the Threat to Public Life by J.Marichal (2013)
Journal Article
Taylor-Smith, E. (2013). Review of Facebook Democracy. The Architecture of Disclosure and the Threat to Public Life by J.Marichal. Information Polity, 18, 367-370. https://doi.org/10.3233/IP-130318

Jose Marichal’s investigation into Facebook, as a setting for democracy and potential influence on the public sphere, identifies something special about Facebook that both makes it popular and unique, even among social networking sites. This enables... Read More about Review of Facebook Democracy. The Architecture of Disclosure and the Threat to Public Life by J.Marichal.

Review of 'Innovations in Participatory Politics' by B. Loader and D. Mercea, eds. (2013)
Journal Article
Taylor-Smith, E. (2013). Review of 'Innovations in Participatory Politics' by B. Loader and D. Mercea, eds. Information Polity, 18, 93-96. https://doi.org/10.3233/IP-130298

Brian Loader and Dan Mercea rally a group of political/social/media scientists to shed light on social media and democracy. Is social media supporting transformations of democratic power or merely inspiring the latest round of cyber-utopian hype? Cur... Read More about Review of 'Innovations in Participatory Politics' by B. Loader and D. Mercea, eds..

Designing e-Participation with Balkan journalists. (2009)
Journal Article
Taylor-Smith, E., & Buckner, K. (2009). Designing e-Participation with Balkan journalists. JeDEM eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government, 1, 12-20

This paper describes the use of scenarios as a central part of the design methodology, in a project to create an e-participation initiative, working with the national news agencies in 3 Western Balkans countries. The stakeholders in the project came... Read More about Designing e-Participation with Balkan journalists..