Constructing the Visual Online Political Self: An Analysis of Instagram Use by the Scottish Electorate

@article{Mahoney2016ConstructingTV,
  title={Constructing the Visual Online Political Self: An Analysis of Instagram Use by the Scottish Electorate},
  author={Jamie Mahoney and Tom Feltwell and Obinna Ajuruchi and Shaun W. Lawson},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
  year={2016}
}
  • Jamie Mahoney, Tom Feltwell, +1 author S. Lawson
  • Published 7 May 2016
  • Political Science, Computer Science
  • Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
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