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Tweeting to Power: The Social Media Revolution in American Politics

Jason Gainous and Kevin M. Wagner

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199965076
eISBN:
9780199350476
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199965076.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Using theory and data from leading online social media, Gainous and Wagner illustrate how platforms such as Twitter and Facebook are bypassing traditional media and creating a new forum for the ... More


The Culture of Connectivity: A Critical History of Social Media

Jose van Dijck

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199970773
eISBN:
9780199307425
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199970773.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This book studies the rise of social media in the first decade of the twenty-first century, up until 2012. It provides both a historical and a critical analysis of the emergence of networking ... More


Twitter and the Paradox of Following and Trending

José van Dijck

in The Culture of Connectivity: A Critical History of Social Media

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199970773
eISBN:
9780199307425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199970773.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

The fourth chapter traces the transformation of Twitter, the microblogging platform that started in 2006. The platform aimed to be an autonomous utility service promoting user connectedness, but ... More


Affective Publics: Sentiment, Technology, and Politics

Zizi Papacharissi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199999736
eISBN:
9780190213329
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199999736.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

The past few decades have witnessed the growth of movements that use digital means to connect with broader publics and express their point of view. Social media facilitate feelings of engagement, in ... More


Election Watchdogs: Transparency, Accountability and Integrity

Pippa Norris and Alessandro Nai (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190677800
eISBN:
9780190677831
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190677800.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

Recent years have seen resurgent interest in the potential capacity of transparency—the public availability of information—to improve democratic governance. Timely, accurate, granular, and freely ... More


Social Media—The New Dinner Table?

Jason Gainous and Kevin M. Wagner

in Tweeting to Power: The Social Media Revolution in American Politics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199965076
eISBN:
9780199350476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199965076.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter lays the predicate for the measures and models in this book. This chapter reviews the growth and impact of the Internet and online social media on the American political system. The ... More


Evolution or Revolution—Why Facebook and Twitter Matter?

Jason Gainous and Kevin M. Wagner

in Tweeting to Power: The Social Media Revolution in American Politics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199965076
eISBN:
9780199350476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199965076.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter constructs the descriptive foundation in political psychology for understanding how the use of social networking sites (SNSs) such as Facebook and Twitter affect both people’s attitudes ... More


Public Opinion 2.0—Read My Feed

Jason Gainous and Kevin M. Wagner

in Tweeting to Power: The Social Media Revolution in American Politics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199965076
eISBN:
9780199350476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199965076.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter measures the types of candidates who are the most frequent users of social media such as Twitter. Using empirical measures and the demographic data of members of Congress, differences ... More


Congress 2.0—Internet-Style Politics

Jason Gainous and Kevin M. Wagner

in Tweeting to Power: The Social Media Revolution in American Politics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199965076
eISBN:
9780199350476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199965076.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter presents a detailed examination of the consumer side of the use of social media. We explore who is using social media the most and what characterizes those users in the context of Web ... More


Congress 2.0—Who’s Tweeting?

Jason Gainous and Kevin M. Wagner

in Tweeting to Power: The Social Media Revolution in American Politics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199965076
eISBN:
9780199350476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199965076.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explores the use of Twitter in campaigns and measures the ways members of the US Congress and challengers used social media in the 2010 election. The chapter explains and defines the use ... More


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