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News or social mobilization? An exploratory study about the role of Twitter in the Spanish indignados protests

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dc.contributor Universitat de Vic. Facultat d'Empresa i Comunicació
dc.contributor.author Ferré-Pavia, C.
dc.contributor.author Perales, Cristina
dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-06T09:43:50Z
dc.date.available 2015-07-06T09:43:50Z
dc.date.created 2015
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Ferré-Pavia, C., & Perales, C. (2015). News or social mobilization? an exploratory study aboutthe role of twitter in the spanish indignados protests. Catalan Journal of Communication and Cultural Studies, 7(1), 21-36. ca_ES
dc.identifier.issn 1757-1898
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10854/4084
dc.description.abstract This article intends to contribute to the debate on whether Twitter can be a complementary tool or an alternative to traditional media. Based on a qualitative and quantitative exploratory approach, the research focuses on the coverage of social issues to explore the informative capacities of Twitter. The sample consists of more than 1000 tweets covering the marches that occurred in Spain in July 2012 against the government’s public policies. The results show that less than 25 per cent of tweets could be considered as strictly informative. Due to its lack of informative focus, high degree of emotion, repetitive contents and personal writing marks, the power of Twitter seems to be rather an opinion and emotion net organizer than a reporting tool: we cannot consider it an informative source in the cases explored. © 2015 Intellect Ltd Article. ca_ES
dc.format application/pdf
dc.format.extent 16 p. ca_ES
dc.language.iso eng ca_ES
dc.publisher Intellect ca_ES
dc.rights Tots els drets reservats ca_ES
dc.rights (c) Intellect
dc.subject.other Xarxes socials ca_ES
dc.title News or social mobilization? An exploratory study about the role of Twitter in the Spanish indignados protests ca_ES
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article ca_ES
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1386/cjcs.7.1.21_1
dc.rights.accesRights info:eu-repo/semantics/closedAccess ca_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/publishedVersion ca_ES
dc.indexacio Indexat a SCOPUS ca_ES

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