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The Resource Tweeting to power : the social media revolution in American politics, Jason Gainous, Kevin M. Wagner

Tweeting to power : the social media revolution in American politics, Jason Gainous, Kevin M. Wagner

Label
Tweeting to power : the social media revolution in American politics
Title
Tweeting to power
Title remainder
the social media revolution in American politics
Statement of responsibility
Jason Gainous, Kevin M. Wagner
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Contributor
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Language
eng
Summary
Online social media are changing the face of politics in the United States. Beginning with a strong theoretical foundation grounded in political, communications and psychology literature, Tweeting to Power examines the effect of online social media on how people come to learn, understand and engage in politics. Gainous and Wagner propose that platforms such as Facebook and Twitter offer the opportunity for a new information flow that is no longer being structured and limited by the popular media. Television and newspapers, which were traditionally the sole or primary gatekeeper, can no longer limit or govern what information is exchanged. By lowering the cost of both supplying the information and obtaining it, social networking applications have recreated how, when and where people are informed. To establish this premise, Gainous and Wagner analyze multiple datasets, quantitative and qualitative, exploring and measuring the use of social media by voters and citizens as well as the strategies and approaches adopted by politicians and elected officials. They illustrate how these new and growing online communities are new forums for the exchange of information that is governed by relationships formed and maintained outside traditional media. Using empirical measures, they prove both how candidates utilize Twitter to shape the information voters rely upon and how effective this effort was at garnering votes in the 2010 congressional elections. With both theory and data, Gainous and Wagner show how the social media revolution is creating a new paradigm for political communication and shifting the very foundation of the political process
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DLC
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1971-
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Gainous, Jason
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JA85.2.U6
LC item number
G35 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wagner, Kevin M.
Series statement
Oxford studies in digital politics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Communication in politics
  • Political participation
  • Internet
  • Social media
  • Politischer Prozess
  • Soziale Software
  • Twitter
  • Politische Kommunikation
  • Politische Kampagne
  • Politische Beteiligung
  • Öffentliche Meinung
  • USA
Label
Tweeting to power : the social media revolution in American politics, Jason Gainous, Kevin M. Wagner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Congress 2.0 -- Internet-Style Politics
  • 5.
  • Congress 2.0 -- Who's Tweeting?
  • 6.
  • Public Opinion 2.0 -- The New Social Capital
  • 7.
  • Congress 2.0 -- Controlling the Flow of Information
  • 8.
  • Public Opinion 2.0 -- The Direct Conduit
  • 9.
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Congress 2.0 -- Tweeting for Support
  • 10.
  • Social Media Tomorrow -- Tweeting the Future?
  • 1.
  • Social Media -- The New Dinner Table?
  • 2.
  • Evolution or Revolution -- Why Facebook and Twitter Matter?
  • 3.
  • Public Opinion 2.0 -- Read My Feed
  • 4.
Control code
854512573
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 190 pages
Isbn
9780199965090
Lccn
2013018996
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)854512573
Label
Tweeting to power : the social media revolution in American politics, Jason Gainous, Kevin M. Wagner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Congress 2.0 -- Internet-Style Politics
  • 5.
  • Congress 2.0 -- Who's Tweeting?
  • 6.
  • Public Opinion 2.0 -- The New Social Capital
  • 7.
  • Congress 2.0 -- Controlling the Flow of Information
  • 8.
  • Public Opinion 2.0 -- The Direct Conduit
  • 9.
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Congress 2.0 -- Tweeting for Support
  • 10.
  • Social Media Tomorrow -- Tweeting the Future?
  • 1.
  • Social Media -- The New Dinner Table?
  • 2.
  • Evolution or Revolution -- Why Facebook and Twitter Matter?
  • 3.
  • Public Opinion 2.0 -- Read My Feed
  • 4.
Control code
854512573
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 190 pages
Isbn
9780199965090
Lccn
2013018996
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)854512573

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