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 University of Technology, Sydney. Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
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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