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Revolution through cyberspace: Burmese blogosphere and saffron revolution
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of History.
2010 (English)In: Proceedings of the 4th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, 2010, 2369266- p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Development of Burmese blogosphere since Saffron Revolution in 2007 have brought new environment for political participations in Myanmar. Enquiring the structure and development of Burmese blogosphere provides political culture of Myanmar on blogosphere. Few political blogs can be regard as an active political blogs based on their level of intention and participation. Poems are widely for campaigns and delivering message to public. There is no evidence of feminist movements on blogosphere. Political blogosphere is a revolutionist in nature with personal offence. There are no clear ideological ground and definitions on democracy. 8888 uprising is still regard as the image of revolutions and fighting peacock is widely used as a symbol of political blogs. High personal influence of Aung San and Aung San Suu Kyi can be found in most of the political blogs. Burmese blogosphere shows the bloggers' assumptions that democracy can only be achieved through revolution against military regime.

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2010. 2369266- p.
, ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, 48
Keyword [en]
Blogosphere, Burmese, Myanmar, Saffron revolution, Bloggers, Blogospheres, Cyberspaces, Military regimes, Myanmars, Food additives, Information technology, Social sciences, Blogs
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Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-186848DOI: 10.1145/2369220.2369266ISBN: 9781450307871OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-186848DiVA: diva2:574811
4th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, ICTD 2010, 13 December 2010 through 16 December 2010, London, United Kingdom
Available from: 2012-12-06 Created: 2012-11-29 Last updated: 2013-03-14Bibliographically approved

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