Digital dialogues : the downfall of a Prime Minister and the role of Twitter

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dc.contributor.author Stone, Daniel Charles
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-13T05:35:29Z
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-15T03:53:52Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-13T05:35:29Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-15T03:53:52Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2100/1234
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/20447
dc.description.abstract There has been much debate about the role of real-time, mobile and public conversational platforms (such as Twitter) in political understanding, particularly during significant events. However, little empirical study has been done to explore just how these platforms relate to major events and to analyse their specific contribution to the political and social ‘conversation’ that results. This study explores current theory about these platforms as well as a specific case study - the 2010 Kevin Rudd Leadership Challenge (or "Spill" as it became known) - and also uses interviews with key figures in the debates about Twitter and related media to come to a clearer understanding of the role played by conversation and an engaged online community in the distribution of information and development of understanding during significant media events. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Two-step flow en
dc.subject Elihu Katz en
dc.subject Online community en
dc.subject Mobile en
dc.subject Conversion en
dc.subject Real-time en
dc.subject Information en
dc.subject Reporting en
dc.subject News en
dc.subject Politics en
dc.subject New media en
dc.subject Leadership spill en
dc.subject Sky News en
dc.subject Julia Gillard en
dc.subject Kevin Rudd en
dc.subject Twitter en
dc.subject Social media en
dc.title Digital dialogues : the downfall of a Prime Minister and the role of Twitter en
dc.type Thesis (BA(Hons)) en


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