Mapping sociocultural controversies across digital media platforms: one week of #gamergate on Twitter, YouTube, and Tumblr

@article{Burgess2016MappingSC,
  title={Mapping sociocultural controversies across digital media platforms: one week of #gamergate on Twitter, YouTube, and Tumblr},
  author={Jean Burgess and Ariadna Matamoros-Fern{\'a}ndez},
  journal={Communication Research and Practice},
  year={2016},
  volume={2},
  pages={79 - 96}
}
  • Jean Burgess, Ariadna Matamoros-Fernández
  • Published 2016
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • Communication Research and Practice
  • ABSTRACT Social media play a prominent role in mediating issues of public concern, not only providing the stage on which public debates play out but also shaping their topics and dynamics. Building on and extending existing approaches to both issue mapping and social media analysis, this article explores ways of accounting for popular media practices and the special case of ‘born digital’ sociocultural controversies. We present a case study of the GamerGate controversy with a particular focus… CONTINUE READING
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