Protest and Social Media: Friendship and Communication

13 Pages Posted: 23 Jul 2014

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Sofia Dokuka

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Galina Gradoselskaya

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Date Written: February 13, 2014

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Dokuka, Sofia and Gradoselskaya, Galina, Protest and Social Media: Friendship and Communication (February 13, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2395204 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2395204

Sofia Dokuka (Contact Author)

National Research University Higher School of Economics ( email )

Myasnitskaya 20
Moscow, 101000
Russia

Galina Gradoselskaya

National Research University Higher School of Economics ( email )

Myasnitskaya 20
Moscow, 101000
Russia

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