ISSN:2148-4163

DICTIONARIES AS AGORA OF MODERN AGE: A REVIEW OF THE REPUBLIC ALLIANCE IN THE EKSI SOZLUK


The concept of agora is considered to be the place where citizens exchange ideas in Roman and Ancient Greek culture. The concept of agora also experienced a transformation with internet technology. Before the internet technology, the agora was allowed places in the public sphere with limited access; After internet technology, the agora was moved to the digital environment. Agora is now able to find a place in the media content of new communication technologies, not limited spaces within the public sphere. The dictionaries included in the new media can be considered as the current equivalent of the agora concept. Because dictionaries as agora of modern age. It allows to express and discuss ideas about every theme in daily life from politics to economy, from art to sports, from magazine to health. In this study, “The Republican Alliance” themed reviews on the digital dictionary website named eksisozluk.com were analyzed. In the analysis, “content analysis” method was used. Within the scope of the study, the contents of the comments, the themes mentioned in the comments, the names of the institutions/organizations mentioned in the comments, the ways of defining the alliance and the data regarding the time zone of the comments were included. According to the findings, users used the most “AKP and MHP” corporate names in the names of institutions and organizations. Users have built their comment content on “alliance-related issues” in general. Users have used the most political theme in comments. One of the important findings of the study is that the users have generally performed a critical reading.


Keywords


Modern Agora, Eksi Sozluk, Cumhur Alliance, Reader Comments, Content Analysis

Author : Fırat ATA - Ayhan Yiğiter
Number of pages: 189-202
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29228/JASSS.29147
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The Journal of Academic Social Science Studies
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