社交媒体上政治味太浓会“掉粉”?

#研究分享#【社交媒体上政治味太浓会“掉粉”?】你曾因别人发布的内容过于政治化而取消对他的关注吗?研究者认为,有20%的社交媒体使用者会因他人的党派言论太多而解除“好友”关系,或屏蔽该人。而Twitter上的党派群体往往只在群内互动,与其他群体交流甚少。社交媒体改变了政治和新闻的面貌,是为“Twitterocracy”。

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Researchers: political Twitter users tend to tweet almost exclusively among themselves

Ever defriended someone whose Facebookposts became too political? Well, you’re not alone. A senior researcher for the
PewResearch Center said about 20 percent of social media users have defriended or blocked someone whose partisan posts became a little too much. 
Snarkon Twitter, however, tends to get a lot more attention than just tweeted links in the political sphere. Researcher sfrom Georgia, Missouri and the Pew Research Center presented their findings onsocial media and how it relates to politics and the public at a session of 2013 Hurley Symposium,"Twitterocracy: How Social Media Are Transforming Politics and Journalism."

University of Missouri Associate Professor Mitchell S.McKinney and Assistant Professor J. Brian Houston study how news organizationsunderstand and use talk on Twitter. McKinney moderated the discussion.

 

View Houston'spresentation

Houstonreported that folks who live tweeted during the presidential debate this pastfall tended to watch more of the debates overall, but they didn’t necessarilyenjoy them more.

According to Houston, the priorities ofcommunities can often be gleaned from tweets surrounding political events likedebates. For example, Houston demonstrated how tweets in Dallas andJacksonville touched on different issues at different rates, showing that notall communities are alike.

Itai Himelboim,an assistant professor at the University of Georgia, focused on how peopleinteract with each other on Twitter.

Himelboim discussed how on Twitterpolitical groups tend to tweet almost exclusively among themselves with verylittle conversation with the other side of the virtual aisle.

 

View Himelboim'spresentation

However,the groups don't necessarily avoid the other side. He said that each grouptakes the stance that they'll talk about the other group, just not to them.

In 2008, about one-third of Internet usersused social media, said
Aaron Smith,a senior researcher at the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American LifeProject. Now, that number is upwards of 65 percent.

Twitterusers are more likely to be young, liberal and black, while Facebook users — abigger proportion of social media users — tend to be more representative of thegeneral population, Smith said.

文章作者:AlexandriaBaca and Steven Rich

 

文章来源: rjionline

 

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