Document Type

Other

Publication Date

11-19-2010

Course

Global Political Communication (030:166:001)

Instructor

G. R. Boynton

Twitter Search Words

Liberal Democrats, constituents

Search Start Date

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Search End Date

Monday, November 15, 2010

Abstract

Recently, new forms of communication in institutional relations have begun to be used more often and taken more seriously. In the past, members of Parliament and other professional organizations would never use social media such as Twitter or Facebook, to reach their supporters because it was viewed as unprofessional and silly. Most institutions used TV, newspapers, and magazines. However, in the past few years professional groups have tried to reach their supporters on a new, more personal dimension. Instead of standard broadcast messages that have come across as uncivil or robotic, institutions have begun to use Twitter, Facebook and MySpace on a frequent basis to maintain constant contact with their followers. Additionally, their followers have come to expect continual updates.

Keywords

Liberal Democrats

Total Messages

1800

Rights

Copyright © 2010 Lauren Groeper, Andrea Buntin, Emilie Lee

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/polisci_nmp/194