Live-Tweeting a Presidential Primary Debate

  title={Live-Tweeting a Presidential Primary Debate},
  author={Joshua Hawthorne and J. Brian Houston and Mitchell S. McKinney},
  journal={Social Science Computer Review},
  pages={552 - 562}
Twitter offers a function called live-tweeting that allows users to communicate about events with each other in real time. This study examines the use of live-tweeting during a 2012 Republican Primary Debate by examining the 181,780 tweets posted during the nationally televised debate. Live-tweeting offers users an opportunity to engage in public conversation about political events and thus potentially influence the framing of what occurred. Our study examines whether citizens utilize the… Expand

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