July Update

July has been a busy month for me in all aspects of my life so this update is going to be very brief. So far I’ve still been gathering theoretical background for my work which now includes looking at the parasocial relationships created by the internet. While the people who are in direct contact with each other through forums and discussion are numerous, there are even more people who are simply watching the argument unfold rather than actively participating. Those people can hold in-group and out-group knowledge from both sides of the argument which is something I need to take into account when analyzing posts because with the internet anyone can see public posts regardless of their opinion. Well, that’s my short little update. Basically, I’ve just been reading articles and people arguing online. Hopefully, I’ll have more to say in August!

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