Social media use and participation: a meta-analysis of current research

@article{Boulianne2015SocialMU,
  title={Social media use and participation: a meta-analysis of current research},
  author={Shelley Boulianne},
  journal={Information, Communication \& Society},
  year={2015},
  volume={18},
  pages={524 - 538}
}
Social media has skyrocketed to popularity in the past few years. The Arab Spring in 2011 as well as the 2008 and 2012 Obama campaigns have fueled interest in how social media might affect citizens’ participation in civic and political life. In response, researchers have produced 36 studies assessing the relationship between social media use and participation in civic and political life. This manuscript presents the results of a meta-analysis of research on social media use and participation… 

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