Designing Political Deliberation Environments to Support Interactions in the Public Sphere

@article{Semaan2015DesigningPD,
  title={Designing Political Deliberation Environments to Support Interactions in the Public Sphere},
  author={Bryan C. Semaan and Heather A. Faucett and Scott P. Robertson and Misa Maruyama and Sara K. Douglas},
  journal={Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
  year={2015}
}
Little is known about the challenges and successes people face when piecing together multiple social media to interact in the online public sphere when: seeking information, disseminating information, and engaging in political discussions. We interviewed 29 US citizens and conducted 17 talk-out-loud sessions with people who were using one or more social media technologies, such as Facebook and Twitter, to interact in the online public sphere. We identified a number of challenges and workarounds… 

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