インターネットは言論の公共圏たりうるか : ブログとウィキペディアの内容分析 Can the Internet be the Public Sphere of Discourse? : Contents Analysis of Blogs and Wikipedia
Today, the Internet has been grown up influential means of communication. Many writers inform various knowledge and opinions on it. But those discourses are not always good or right. For example, some doctors react against sufferers' claim of medical malpractices and attack them by means of blogs or other communication tools on Internet. Some of them are very harmful to those sufferers and cause conflicts between doctors and patients. This paper aims to analyze the discourse of doctor's blogs and Wikipedia Japan to examine the Internet as means of communication. Through doctor's blogs and other tools of communication many misunderstandings have been produced and they seem to become truth if once produced in mutually referred quotations and spread over the Internet. And those wrong information will remain over a long period and it will be very difficult to correct it. So, I think the Internet has not been the Public Sphere of Discourse today and we will need huge effort to grow it to fair arena.
奈良女子大学社会学論集 17, 133-151, 2010-03-01