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Title:Tweet for Democracy: Examining the Monitorial Citizen
Author(s):Leung, Sook Yee; Corral, Raul; Smith, Gerald; Pink, Ryan; Roper, Gregory
Subject(s):presidential election 2012
political engagement
sentiment analysis
monitorial citizen
Abstract:In the 2012 US presidential election, there was concern about voter turnout. Since Obama for America's use of social media during 2008 Presidential elections, there has been growing speculation of social media becoming a medium for re-engaging citizens in politics. Hence, social media's role in political engagement and the nature of political engagement were examined via three analyses of Twitter data (i.e. network posting frequency, sentiment analysis, and social network analysis) and one survey study. The results showed that Twitter's impact on political engagement is simply about spreading awareness -- it still depends on whether open-minded, and politically and civically interested users see the politically relevant tweets.
Issue Date:2014-03-01
Citation Info:Leung, S. Y., Corral, R., Smith, G., Pink, R., & Roper, G. (2014). Tweet for Democracy: Examining the Monitorial Citizen. In iConference 2014 Proceedings (p. 1149 - 1156). doi:10.9776/14407
Series/Report:iConference 2014 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Poster
Other Identifier(s):407
Publication Status:published
Peer Reviewed:yes
Rights Information:Copyright 2014 is held by the authors of individual items in the proceedings. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-02-28

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