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The use of Twitter hashtags in the formation of ad hoc publics

  title={The use of Twitter hashtags in the formation of ad hoc publics},
  author={A. Bruns and Jean Burgess},
  • A. Bruns, Jean Burgess
  • Published 2011
  • Political Science
  • As the use of Twitter has become more commonplace throughout many nations, its role in political discussion has also increased. This has been evident in contexts ranging from general political discussion through local, state, and national elections (such as in the 2010 Australian elections) to protests and other activist mobilisation (for example in the current uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, and Yemen, as well as in the controversy around Wikileaks). Research into the use of Twitter in such… CONTINUE READING
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