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Tweeting to power. The social media revolution in American politics.

Author: Jason Gainous; Kevin M Wagner
Publisher: Cary : Oxford University Press US 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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, this book 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  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Gainous; Kevin M Wagner
ISBN: 9780199965076 0199965072
OCLC Number: 869726539
Description: 288 pages
Contents: Chapter 1: Social Media - The New Dinner Table? ; Chapter 2: Evolution or Revolution - Why Facebook and Twitter Matter? ; Chapter 3: Congress 2.0 - Internet-Style Politics ; Chapter 4: Congress 2.0 - Who's Tweeting? ; Chapter 5: Public Opinion 2.0 - Read My Feed ; Chapter 6: Public Opinion 2.0 - The New Social Capital ; Chapter 7: Congress 2.0 - Controlling the Flow of Information ; Chapter 8: Public Opinion 2.0 - The Direct Conduit ; Chapter 9: Congress 2.0 - Tweeting for Support ; Chapter 10: Social Media Tomorrow - Tweeting the Future? ; Appendix ; Notes ; References ; Index
Responsibility: Jason Gainous; Kevin M. Wagner.


Using theory and data, Gainous and Wagner illustrate how online social media is bypassing traditional media and creating new forums for the exchange of political information and campaigning.  Read more...


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Tweeting to Power is the most ambitious and well-researched study of social media's political consequences to date. Using an impressive array of qualitative and quantitative data, Gainous and Wagner Read more...

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