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Public Opinion 2.0—The New Social Capital

Jason Gainous and Kevin M. Wagner.

in Tweeting to Power

December 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Politics. 6198 words.

This chapter addresses whether the use of online social media can stimulate political participation and activity in civic groups outside the Internet. Building on the theory that social...

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Sparking Debate

Daniel J. Coffey, Michael Kohler and Douglas M. Granger.

in Controlling the Message

March 2015; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Politics. 10528 words.

This chapter examines the effect of political campaigns on contemporary perceptions of mass incivility online. More specifically, it considers how presidential election campaigns influence...

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Technological Advances

Dennis W. Johnson.

in Democracy for Hire

December 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Politics. 7188 words.

Campaigns have taken advantage of technological changes, including computer technology, online fundraising, geotargeting, and microtargeting. During the 1952 presidential election, computer...

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Anonymous

Jessica L. Beyer.

in Expect Us

August 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Politics. 10673 words.

Chapter 2 focuses on the emergence of Anonymous as a political actor. It addresses the question of why Anonymous members first mobilized in 2008 and includes information about how this...

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Latin American Digital Satire

Paul Alonso.

in Satiric TV in the Americas

June 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Politics. 11606 words.

Chapter 6 focuses on Latin American digital satire, analyzing the cases of: 1) Enchufe.tv, an online comedy series that satirizes Ecuadorian idiosyncrasies and local urban culture; 2) El...

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Tweeting to Power

Jason Gainous and Kevin M. Wagner.

December 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Book. Subjects: US Politics. 288 pages.

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...

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Comment Forum Speech as a Mirror of Mainstream Discourse

Karen S. Hoffman.

in Controlling the Message

March 2015; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Politics. 9696 words.

This chapter compares the discourse of online comment forums to mainstream media discourse to determine whether the rhetoric employed by political elites is substantially different from...

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Flaming and Blaming

Brian R. Calfano.

in Controlling the Message

March 2015; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Politics. 9772 words.

This chapter examines the consequences of citizen exposure to “flaming and blaming” in online comments forums. Using an Internet-based experimental research design consisting of an array of...

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Mobile Access and the Less-Connected

Karen Mossberger, Caroline J. Tolbert and William Franko.

in Digital Cities

December 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Politics. 7721 words.

Rising rates of mobile phone use among minorities has raised questions about whether technology disparities are disappearing with the popularity of wireless technologies. For most, smart...

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Mapping Opportunity in Chicago Neighborhoods

Karen Mossberger, Caroline J. Tolbert and William Franko.

in Digital Cities

December 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Politics. 8138 words.

Within cities, there is variation in Internet use across neighbourhoods. Urban scholars have documented a host of “neighbourhood effects” for health, education, and income, among others....

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Mobilizing for Victory

Daniel Kreiss.

in Taking Our Country Back

August 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Politics. 14324 words.

This chapter looks closely at how the Obama campaign integrated its new media and field efforts for the primaries and general election. While Dean’s campaign collapsed in part because of...

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Public Opinion 2.0—The Direct Conduit

Jason Gainous and Kevin M. Wagner.

in Tweeting to Power

December 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Politics. 8127 words.

This chapter presents an in-depth exploration of the attitudinal implications of the use of online social media. Working from the premise that politicians are able to circumvent traditional...

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Social Media Tomorrow—Tweeting the Future?

Jason Gainous and Kevin M. Wagner.

in Tweeting to Power

December 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Politics. 5703 words.

This chapter reviews the findings of the book and explores the implications of the online social media going forward. The chapter sums up the major patterns that have emerged since the...

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Expect Us

Jessica L. Beyer.

August 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Book. Subjects: US Politics. 224 pages.

Expect Us focuses on four online communities—Anonymous (4chan.org), The Pirate Bay, World of Warcraft, and the IGN.com posting boards. In all of these online communities,...

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Political Blogs as Political Associations

David Karpf.

in The MoveOn Effect

May 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Politics. 10565 words.

Not all netroots advocacy groups mimic MoveOn’s organizational structure. Chapter 3 turns attention to a set of large-scale community blogs that function as political associations. Previous...

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The Public Mapping Project

Micah Altman and Michael P. McDonald.

November 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .

Book. Subjects: US Politics. 120 pages.

The Laurence and Lynne Brown Democracy Medal is an initiative of the McCourtney Institute for Democracy at Pennsylvania State University. It annually recognizes outstanding individuals,...

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The presidency

Richard M. Valelly.

in American Politics

March 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Politics. 2871 words.

‘The presidency’ explores how presidents communicate with the American public. Presidential activity such as engaging in townhall style meetings, weekly radio addresses or webcasts, or...

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Framing Inequality at the Ground Level

Matt Guardino.

in Framing Inequality

April 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Politics. 13402 words.

This chapter demonstrates that neoliberal news coverage of economic and social welfare policy can shape public opinion in politically consequential ways. It presents an analysis of media...

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Social Media—The New Dinner Table?

Jason Gainous and Kevin M. Wagner.

in Tweeting to Power

December 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Politics. 10534 words.

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...

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Congress 2.0—Tweeting for Support

Jason Gainous and Kevin M. Wagner.

in Tweeting to Power

December 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Politics. 6692 words.

This chapter measures the impact of social media on elections and tests the causal relationship between successful use of online social media and electoral success. The results show that...

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