Characterizing Political Talk on Twitter: A Comparison Between Public Agenda, Media Agendas, and the Twitter Agenda with Regard to Topics and Dynamics

dc.contributor.author Posegga, Oliver
dc.contributor.author Jungherr, Andreas
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-03T00:05:58Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-03T00:05:58Z
dc.date.issued 2019-01-08
dc.description.abstract Social media platforms, especially Twitter, have become a ubiquitous element in political campaigns. Although politicians, journalists, and the public increasingly take to the service, we know little about the determinants and dynamics of political talk on Twitter. We examine Twitter’s issue agenda based on popular hashtags used in messages referring to politics. We compare this Twitter agenda with the public agenda measured by a representative survey and the agendas of newspapers and television news programs captured by content analysis. We show that the Twitter agenda had little, if any, relationship with the public agenda. Political talk on Twitter was somewhat stronger connected with mass media coverage, albeit following channel-specific patterns most likely determined by the attention, interests, and motivations of Twitter users.
dc.format.extent 10 pages
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2019.312
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-2-6
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/59697
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject Mediated Conversation
dc.subject Digital and Social Media
dc.subject agendas
dc.subject digital trace
dc.subject data mediated communication
dc.subject social media
dc.subject twitter
dc.title Characterizing Political Talk on Twitter: A Comparison Between Public Agenda, Media Agendas, and the Twitter Agenda with Regard to Topics and Dynamics
dc.type Conference Paper
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