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#iranElection: quantifying online activism

Gaffney, Devin (2010) #iranElection: quantifying online activism. In: Proceedings of the WebSci10: Extending the Frontiers of Society On-Line, April 26-27th, 2010, Raleigh, NC: US.

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Abstract

In a retrospective analysis of the Iran national election protests, the meteoric rise of the Twitter platform as a purported tool of dissidence has become a subject of debate and importance in the burgeoning field of online activism. By using methods of data collection novel to Web 2.0 social media applications, can a finer granularity be achieved in directly measuring the impact of the internet on politics and society?

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Online Activism, Twitter, Iran, Political Science - Internet Studies
Subjects:Web Science Events > Web Science 2010
ID Code:295
Deposited By: W S T Administrator
Deposited On:15 Mar 2010 10:09
Last Modified:25 Oct 2011 16:56

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