Managing political differences in social media

@inproceedings{Grevet2014ManagingPD,
  title={Managing political differences in social media},
  author={Catherine Grevet and Loren G. Terveen and Eric Gilbert},
  booktitle={CSCW '14},
  year={2014}
}
  • Catherine Grevet, Loren G. Terveen, Eric Gilbert
  • Published in CSCW '14 2014
  • Sociology, Computer Science
  • Most people associate with people like themselves, a process called homophily. Exposure to diversity, however, makes us more informed as individuals and as a society. In this paper, we investigate political disagreements on Facebook to explore the conditions under which diverse opinions can coexist online. Via a mixed methods approach comprising 103 survey responses and 13 interviews with politically engaged American social media users, we found that participants who perceived more differences… CONTINUE READING

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