dinary life or become part of ways of living by beginning with education.
The publicness of art is both a social taste and a quality of the masses.
This situation can be reached with administrative measures, but obviously
its social effect is a falsehood that is a distorted publicness. Theories to-
day pre-empt things by embedding contemporary art in social sites, which
is not where the masses place their psychological expectations. For this
reason, even when works enter these sites, their effects remain separated
from society. That is why such ways of
tween blogging and the traditional media in terms of counter-publictheory and then
conclude with some reflections on embedded and self-perceived counter-
publicness. While in 8.1 I focussed on three bloggers from my main sample, 8.2
now opens up to the whole sample.
Counter-voice and counter-public
In all interviews I conducted, the bloggers strongly criticised the biased Lebanese
media sphere.36 The Beirutiyat blogger Assaad’s description exemplifies this
35 The term ‘traditional media