Browsing Alone: The Differential Impact of Internet Platforms on Political Participation

  title={Browsing Alone: The Differential Impact of Internet Platforms on Political Participation},
  author={Ken'ichi Ikeda and Sean Richey and Holly A. Teresi},
  journal={Japanese Journal of Political Science},
  pages={305 - 319}
Abstract We research the political impact of how users access the Internet. Recent research suggests that Internet usage may promote political participation. Internet usage is proposed to be beneficial because it increases activity in diverse politicized social networks and through greater access to information. Even though Internet usage may begin as a non-political activity, we outline several reasons to believe that it may spark later political participation. This impact, however, is likely… 
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