A new PEJ study of the Twitter campaign conversation using computer technology reveals how the White House hopefuls fared, examines differences between the political discussions on Twitter and blogs, and updates the tone of the candidates’ news narratives.
Twitter and the Campaign
The political conversation on Twitter is markedly different than that on blogs—and both are decidedly different than the political narrative presented by the mainstream press, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism that analyzed more than 20 million tweets, the online conversation and traditional news coverage about the campaign.
Why Americans use social media
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Teens, kindness and cruelty on social network sites
How American teens navigate the new world of "digital citizenship"
Older Adults and Social Media
Mary will present the Pew Internet Project’s latest data on social media participation among older American adults, including new findings about user motivations and the role of mobile devices.
Are consumers really networked? And, if they are, should you care?
Senior Fellow Jim Jansen is speaking at Advance 2011: Rediscovering the consumer.
The social media landscape
Lee Rainie was asked to present about the state of social media, in particular how non-profit groups might think about using social media to promote their missions. He cites the newest data from Pew Internet Project surveys and describes how the “...
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Medicine 2.0: Peer-to-peer healthcare
Peer-to-peer healthcare is a way for people to do what they have always done - lend a hand, lend an ear, lend advice - but at internet speed and at internet scale.
When Networked Individuals Roamed the Earth (video)
Director Lee Rainie spoke about how the technology revolution has changed the way people interact and create communities.
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