Public opinion channel for communities in the information age

Citation
T. Nishida et al., Public opinion channel for communities in the information age, NEW GEN COM, 17(4), 1999, pp. 417-427
Citations number
11
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Computer Science & Engineering
Journal title
NEW GENERATION COMPUTING
ISSN journal
0288-3635 → ACNP
Volume
17
Issue
4
Year of publication
1999
Pages
417 - 427
Database
ISI
SICI code
0288-3635(1999)17:4<417:POCFCI>2.0.ZU;2-J
Abstract
In this paper, we propose as a new challenge a public opinion channel which can provide a novel communication medium for sharing and exchanging opinio ns in a community. Rather than simply developing a means of investigating p ublic opinion, we aim at an active medium that can facilitate mutual unders tanding, discussion, and public opinion formation. First, we elaborate the idea of public opinion channels and identify key issues, Second, we describ e our first step towards the goal using the talking virtualized egos metaph or. Finally, we discuss a research agenda towards the goal.