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Jun 04

[new paper] Investigating Political Polarization on Twitter: A Canadian Perspective

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Investigating Political Polarization on Twitter: A Canadian Perspective by Anatoliy Gruzd and Jeffrey Roy, Dalhousie University URL: DOI: 10.1002/1944-2866.POI354 Abstract This article investigates political polarization in social media by undertaking social network analysis of a sample of 5,918 tweets posted by 1,492 Twitter users during the 2011 Canadian Federal Election. On the one hand, we observed a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://socialmedialab.ca/?p=9617

Oct 08

Alert the Media! We Found the Journalists!

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Where in the world is… It has taken an entire election campaign, but it looks like NS journalists are finally joining the online discussion about the Nova Scotia election and are beginning to actively interact with Twitter users. In our first blog post and in a Sun TV Battleground interview we noted the absence of journalists and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://socialmedialab.ca/?p=8693

Oct 01

#NSpoli, partisans patting themselves on the back?

When we think about tracking political discussion on Twitter, inevitably two questions come up. Who is talking? And what are they talking about? In our first post Who is #NSpoli?, we started to answer the “who” question. In that post we showed that the NDP and their supporters were more engaged in the #NSpoli chatter relative to other political parties and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://socialmedialab.ca/?p=8660

Sep 03

#NSPOLI Chatter and ‘Looming’ Provincial Election in Nova Scotia

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Increasingly, Canadians are turning to social media to follow political events and campaigns, and to engage in discourse with one another on these topics. Political figures such as federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi have used social media to drive their campaigns forward, employing tools such as Twitter and Facebook to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://socialmedialab.ca/?p=8590

Nov 28

Tweeting on #tarsands: Examining the Northern Gateway Pipeline on Twitter

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Every day, more environmentalists are utilizing social media tools, such as Twitter. Despite this increase, little is known about environmentalists’ use of Twitter. This study focuses on how Twitter is used by environmentalists to discuss a current Canadian environmental issue: the Northern Gateway Pipeline. To answer this question, I conducted a text analysis of the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://socialmedialab.ca/?p=7681

Sep 20

Investigating Political Polarization on Twitter: A Canadian Perspective

During the 2011 Canadian Federal Election, a lot was written about the influence of social media on the election. On some level this is not very surprising. In just a short period of time, social media have altered many aspects of our daily lives, from how we teach and learn, to how we find and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://socialmedialab.ca/?p=6930

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