Protest and Social Media: Friendship and Communication
13 Pages Posted: 23 Jul 2014
Date Written: February 13, 2014
Online social networking sites are considered as one of the most influential facilitator of many recent social movements. In this paper we investigate both the dynamics of friendship interactions and the structure of communication in protest-related community. We find that offline actions play insignificant role for the dynamics of the structure of a relatively stable protest online community.
Keywords: social networks, social media, protest
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