Cyber-memory, or
what we do (not) remember in the net. An analysis of local memory
Bialystok and Lublin

Stop-Rutkovska К.

Bialystok University, Bialystok, Poland

ID of the Article: 5200

For citation:

Stop-Rutkovska К. Cyber-memory, or: what we do (not) remember in the net. An analysis of local memory: Bialystok and Lublin. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2015. No 4. P. 130-139


The paper aims at analyzing Internet mechanisms impact on shaping processes of ‘places of memory’ and ‘communities of memory’ among Lublin and Bialystok inhabitants. Compared are memories presented as official urban portals with unofficial memories reflected in social networks and Wiki-articles. Mechanisms of memory constructing are discussed regarding group memories that reflect presentation in official and unofficial internet-sources of Jewish communities’ position in Poland and relationships between Polish and Jewish population in both cities.

Historical memory; collective memory; local memory; virtual memorial places; Wikipedia
Content No 4, 2015