The functions of public sphere in information society
The article analyzes the problems of public sphere commercialism in modern society. The aim of the article is to analyze the concept of public space and to reveal the functions of public space in the information society. Theoretical analysis presents the theory of public space formulated by Habermas, more attention is paid to the functions of public sphere. Critical insights on the public sphere issue presented by the representatives of Frankfurt allow us to assess the functionality of public sphere accordingly. The comparison of the functions of the classical public space and the modern – digital public space revealed the specifics of public communication in social media.