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Roles of Curators in Japanese Political Discussions on Twitter: Content Analysis of Togetter Lists on the Secrecy Law
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|Title:||Roles of Curators in Japanese Political Discussions on Twitter: Content Analysis of Togetter Lists on the Secrecy Law|
|Issue Date:||May 2015|
|Publisher:||[Honolulu] : [University of Hawaii at Manoa], [May 2015]|
|Abstract:||The aim of this study is to investigate the role of curatorial activities by the general web public with a focus on the concept of selective exposure in online political discussions. A heated controversy about Japan’s state secrecy law using a social curatorial application, Togetter, was used as a case for this study. Descriptive content analysis was applied as a method to examine whether selective exposure to like-minded opinions or cross-ideological exposure to dissimilar opinions functioned in this case. The major finding was that Twitter’s tendency of selective exposure was enhanced by curatorial activities using Togetter. The concept of context collapse and technological affordances were likely to contribute this tendency. The study also suggests curators played a significant role to encourage selective exposure in political discussions.|
|Description:||M.A. University of Hawaii at Manoa 2015.|
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|Appears in Collections:||M.A. - Communication|
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