「匿名掲示板」と世論形成の磁場(<特集>メディア変容時代のジャーナリズム) Anonymous BBS : How It Rouse Public Opinion(The Question of Adoption and Use of Information Technology in Journalism)
'2ch (2 channel)' is the most popular anonymous BBS in Japan. It consists of hundreds of categories called 'ita (board)', and each ita also consists of hundreds of threads. Occasionally many responses are noted on some threads instantaneously, but most of these phenomena are regarded as consummatory communications like so-called 'matsuri (festival)' not as public opinion. But some of these have possibility of becoming public opinion when these are referred by other web sites, covered by mass media. So the inter-media relations can make anonymous BBS rouse public opinion, when an argument in some thread is cited by other media one after another.
マス・コミュニケーション研究 68(0), 42-53, 2006