An intermedia understanding of the networked Twitter ecology. The 2012 Local Elections in Belgium

D'heer, E. and Verdegem, P. 2014. An intermedia understanding of the networked Twitter ecology. The 2012 Local Elections in Belgium. in: Patrut, B. and Patrut, M. (ed.) Social media in politics: Case Studies on the Political Power of Social Media Cham Heidelberg New York Dordrecht London Springer. pp. 81-96

Chapter titleAn intermedia understanding of the networked Twitter ecology. The 2012 Local Elections in Belgium
AuthorsD'heer, E. and Verdegem, P.
EditorsPatrut, B. and Patrut, M.
Abstract

The chapter will focus on the use of Twitter during the 2012 local elections in Belgium. Via a multi-method approach we aim to understand how the Twitter debate links up to mainstream media outlets and how political actors, media actors and citizens interact in this decentralized and interactive Twitter sphere. In doing so, we elaborate on the role of Twitter (as one of the most popular social media platforms) in the agenda setting and building processes between politicians, media and public opinion. Further, we discuss the role of social media, and Twitter in particular, in the rejuvenation of democracy

Book titleSocial media in politics: Case Studies on the Political Power of Social Media
Page range81-96
Year2014
PublisherSpringer
Publication dates
Published29 Mar 2014
Place of publicationCham Heidelberg New York Dordrecht London
ISBN9783319046655
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1007/978-3-319-04666-2_6

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