Civic Instigators, Contributors, and Listeners: Political Expression on Social Media

@inproceedings{Dennis2019CivicIC,
  title={Civic Instigators, Contributors, and Listeners: Political Expression on Social Media},
  author={J. Dennis},
  year={2019}
}
Slacktivism is based on an assumed attitudinal logic; low-effort forms of digital activism are an easy form of political fulfilment. Drawing on a mixed-method approach that combines reflective diaries with evidence of user behaviour online, this chapter offers a typology of citizen roles in social media environments that identifies the complex motivations for political expression on Facebook and Twitter. The majority of participants in this research are “listeners,” using social networking… Expand

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