***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Thanks, for the shout-out, Barry. Here is the 2016 Political Book Map from recent data (after debates) from Amazon… https://www.researchgate.net/publication/309718066_US_Polemics_Oct2016 Enjoy! Valdis Krebs Orgnet, LLC [log in to unmask] http://orgnet.com http://thenetworkthinkers.com > On Nov 5, 2016, at 9:53 AM, Barry Wellman <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > > Valdis Krebs presented a nice political-choice network diagram in the Rainie-Wellman Networked book, analyzing the Amazon book-purchase info--People who bought Book X also bought Book Y. It showed 3 filter bubbles: Republicans, Democrats, Obama-fans. Implicit in this is that printed publications count. It appeared to me a specification of the classic two-step flow of communication. > > The events of 2016 suggest otherwise. Every single mainstream media--from the New Republic to the Wall Street Journal--has been anti-Trump. They view him as an abomination. Yet he continues to get a sizeable minority of US voter choices. In other words, MSM choices almost do not matter, and may in fact be counter-productive. Trumpians (1) may not be aware of the MSM anti-Trump arguments because they do not read, or even hear about them, or (2) MSM endorsements of whatever ilk may even be counter-productive to people who believe the establishment they represent are out to get them -- or are indifferent to them. > > Your thoughts appreciated, but to the list only please. > > Barry Wellman > > A vision is just a vision if it's only in your head > Step by step, link by link, putting it together > Streisand/Sondheim > _______________________________________________________________________ > NetLab Network FRSC INSNA Founder > http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~wellman twitter: @barrywellman > NETWORKED: The New Social Operating System Lee Rainie & Barry Wellman > http://amzn.to/zXZg39 > _______________________________________________________________________ > _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.