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The Resource Political turbulence : how social media shape collective action, Helen Margetts ... and others

Political turbulence : how social media shape collective action, Helen Margetts ... and others

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Political turbulence : how social media shape collective action
Title
Political turbulence
Title remainder
how social media shape collective action
Statement of responsibility
Helen Margetts ... and others
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Author
Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
As people spend increasing proportions of their daily lives using social media, such as Twitter and Facebook, they are being invited to support myriad political causes by sharing, liking, endorsing, or downloading. Chain reactions caused by these tiny acts of participation form a growing part of collective action today, from neighborhood campaigns to global political movements. Political Turbulence reveals that, in fact, most attempts at collective action online don't succeed, but some give rise to huge mobilizations--even revolutions. Drawing on large-scale data generated from the Internet and real-world events, this book shows how mobilizations that succeed are unpredictable, unstable, and often unsustainable. To better understand this unruly new force in the political world, the authors use experiments that test how social media influence citizens deciding whether or not to participate. They show how different personality types react to these social influences and identify which types of people are willing to participate at an early stage in a mobilization when there are few supporters or signals of viability. The authors argue that pluralism is the model of democracy that is emerging in the social media age--not the ordered, organized vision of early pluralists, but a chaotic, turbulent form of politics. This book demonstrates how data science and experimentation with social data can provide a methodological toolkit for understanding, shaping, and perhaps even predicting this democratic turbulence
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N$T
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Margetts, Helen
  • John, Peter
  • Hale, Scott
  • Yasseri, Taha
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  • Social media
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • Social media
  • Brazil
  • Sociala medier
  • Media Studies
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
Label
Political turbulence : how social media shape collective action, Helen Margetts ... and others
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Collective action goes digital -- Tiny acts of political participation -- Turbulence -- How social information changes the world -- Visibility versus social information -- Personality matters -- How it all kicks off -- From political turbulence to chaotic pluralism
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ocn926046685
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400873555
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400873555
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • 842266
  • 22573/ctvc63vnx
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)926046685
Label
Political turbulence : how social media shape collective action, Helen Margetts ... and others
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Collective action goes digital -- Tiny acts of political participation -- Turbulence -- How social information changes the world -- Visibility versus social information -- Personality matters -- How it all kicks off -- From political turbulence to chaotic pluralism
Control code
ocn926046685
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400873555
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400873555
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 842266
  • 22573/ctvc63vnx
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)926046685

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