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Digital dialogue? Australian politicians' use of the social network tool Twitter

Grant, William; Moon, Brenda; Busby Grant, Janie


The recent emergence of online social media has had a significant effect on the contemporary political landscape, yet our understanding of this remains less than complete. This article adds to current understanding of the online engagement between politicians and the public by presenting the first quantitative analysis of the utilisation of the social network tool Twitter by Australian politicians. The analysis suggests that politicians are attempting to use Twitter for political engagement,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Political Science 45.4 (2010): 579–604
DOI: 10.1080/10361146.2010.517176


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