Joining the Conversation: Twitter as a Tool for Student Political Engagement

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Wayne Journell, Assistant Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: This article describes possibilities afforded by using social media, specifically Twitter, as a way to encourage students to join political conversations across the United States and around the world. In this study, we describe a project in which students used Twitter to share commentary about the state of the 2012 presidential election. The experiences of these students illustrate both the potential strengths and limitations of using social media as a tool for political engagement.

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The Educational Forum, 77(4), 466-480
Language: English
Date: 2013
political engagement, social media, Twitter, Education

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