[CITAMS] a media paradigm revolution?

Valdis Krebs valdis at orgnet.com
Sat Nov 5 16:38:04 EDT 2016

Thanks, for the shout-out, Barry.

Here is the 2016 Political Book Map from recent data (after debates) from Amazon…



Valdis Krebs
Orgnet, LLC
valdis at orgnet.com

> On Nov 5, 2016, at 9:55 AM, Barry Wellman <wellman at chass.utoronto.ca> wrote:
> Valdis Krebs presented a nice political-choice network diagram in the Rainie-Wellman Networked book, analyzing the Amazon book-purchase info--People who bought Book X also bought Book Y. It showed 3 filter bubbles: Republicans, Democrats, Obama-fans. Implicit in this is that printed publications count. It appeared to me a specification of the classic two-step flow of communication.
> The events of 2016 suggest otherwise. Every single mainstream media--from the New Republic to the Wall Street Journal--has been anti-Trump. They view him as an abomination. Yet he continues to get a sizeable minority of US voter choices. In other words, MSM choices almost do not matter, and may in fact be counter-productive. Trumpians (1) may not be aware of the MSM anti-Trump arguments because they do not read, or even hear about them, or (2) MSM endorsements of whatever ilk may even be counter-productive to people who believe the establishment they represent are out to get them -- or are indifferent to them.
> Your thoughts appreciated, but to the list only please.
>  Barry Wellman
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