Being unsocial on social media : the implications for civic and political engagement

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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPresented - 19 Mar 2019

Conference

TitleThe Impacts of Civic Technology Conference (TICTeC 2019)
LocationOECD
PlaceFrance
CityParis
Period18 - 19 March 2019

Abstract

Although early research supported an optimistic view that social media can reinvigorate our social, civic and political lives, we are now less optimistic about their impact — the discussion of echo chambers and political polarisation seems to dominate our daily discourse. Why did social media platforms suddenly become the villains in the story of technology and democracy, and what has the social impact been?

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  • social media, Civic engagement, Political communication

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Being unsocial on social media : the implications for civic and political engagement. / Skoric, Marko.

2019. The Impacts of Civic Technology Conference (TICTeC 2019), Paris, France.

Research output: Conference Papers (RGC: 31A, 31B, 32, 33)33_Other conference paper