Abstract: We live in a time where knowledge construction is strongly influenced by social media. Many social and educational analyses about digital natives focused on the wiki as a way to build knowledge. This is a dynamic platform inspired by Wikipedia, in which cooperation and collaboration are central. In this work we want to analyse the role of the web forum as a part of this process. In particular the focus will be on the use of these spaces in discussions on political and public topics.
Keywords: forum, politics, Bildung, knowledge, discourse, analysis, web, cooperation, education, citizenship.
To cite the article: CASSANO, Andrea. “The role of forums in the social construction of public opinion”. International Journal of Cross-Cultural Studies and Environmental Communication 2.2 (2013): 211-220.