Consumers’ comments on protest actions in the Russian-language Youtube segment


Ushkin S.G.

Cand. Sci. (Sociol.), Leading Researcher of the social processes monitoring department of the Scientific Center of Social-Economic Monitoring State Institution, Saransk, Russia ushkinsergey@gmail.com

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Ushkin S.G. Consumers’ comments on protest actions in the Russian-language Youtube segment. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2014. No 6. P. 127-133




Abstract

The paper examines the nature of online discussions on the problems of perception of the authorities and the opposition. An analysis if effected of comments to the documentary film “Anatomy of protest” and “Anatomy of protest-2” on pages YouTibe network service that provides video hosting. It is concluded that at the moment the online discussion does almost not affect the course of democratization of Russian society, however, they serve as a test in analyzing relationships of groups of citizens to various processes in the Russian society.


Keywords
politics; protest potential; political participation; government; opposition; Internet
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