Introduction. The relevance of the study is caused by the development of digital technologies, their increasingly active influence on all aspects of society and human life and, consequently, the need of forming the individual’s legal culture using the media sphere’s resources. The purpose of the study is to analyze the main characteristics and quality of legal Instagram blog content as one of the dynamically developing applications with a multi-million audience of users.
Materials and research methods. The research methodology consists of an integrative approach. Information and target analysis of texts and discourse analysis were used to interpret blog content in the context of specific cultural and historical factors.
The results of the study and the discussion. The Top Instagram bloggers was compiled using the hashtag #lawyer, blog content studied. Based on the development of quality content criteria – relevance, social significance, completeness, accessibility, practice orientation, personalization, infoesthetics, multi-factor, literacy, and subscriber response-were developed, according to which the analysis of legal content was carried out. The study identified the content of bloggers who position themselves on Instagram as legal experts, analyzed the content of bloggers with more than ten thousand subscribers based on the developed quality criteria. It is identified that high-quality content causes an adequate reaction of users, contains a knowledge component endowed with legal content and aimed at improving the legal culture of the individual.
Conclusions. Despite the fact that Instagram, like other apps, has more entertainment content, however, users feel the need for knowledges that will let them to constructively solve situation in the legal sphere. It was revealed that high-quality content as socially significant knowledge has an adequate response of Instagram users. This contributes to the development of the individual’s legal culture in the context of socio-cultural transformations, when a modern person increasingly has to solve non-standard objectives in a dynamically developing environment, including changes in the legal framework in various fields of activity.
Keywords: legal culture, media sphere, blogosphere, educational content, content quality, blog, Instagram
For Reference: Tomyuk, O. N., Golysheva, M. V., Dudchik, A. Yu., Dyachkova, M. A., & Egorov, V. K. (2020). On the blog content quality in the context of legal culture formation. Perspektivy nauki i obrazovania – Perspectives of Science and Education, 46 (4), 441-454. doi: 10.32744/pse.2020.4.31
Information about the authors:
Olga N. Tomyuk (Russia, Ekaterinburg) - Senior Lecturer, Department of Ontology and Theory of Knowledge, Department of Philosophy, Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B.N. Yeltsin; Senior Lecturer, Department of Theory of State and Law. Ural State Law University. E-mail: email@example.com. ORCID ID: 0000-0001-9524-8364. Scopus ID: 57211983935 Milana V. Golysheva (Russia, Ekaterinburg) - Мagister student. Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B.N. Yeltsin. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. ORCID ID: 0000-0001-5133-6549 Andrei Yu. Dudchik (Republic of Belarus, Minsk) - Associate Professor, PhD in Philosophy, Deputy Director for Research, Institute of Philosophy, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus; Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy of Culture, Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences. Belarusian State University. E-mail: email@example.com. ORCID ID: 0000-0002-6810-5103. Scopus ID: 57211980303 Margarita A. Dyachkova (Russia, Ekaterinburg) - Associate Professor, PhD in Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of Art Education. Ural State Pedagogical University. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. ORCID ID: 0000-0002-7853-2475. Scopus ID: 57211982998 Vladimir K. Egorov (Russia, Moscow) - Doctor of Philosophy, Professor and Head of the UNESCO’s Chair of the Institute of State Service and Management. Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration of the Russian Federation. E-mail: email@example.com