Twittering Politics <br /> : Content analysis of politicians’tweets<br />< Work-in-progress ><br />Se Jung Park<br />Dept of Media & Communication, YeungNam University, Korea<br />Yon Soo Lim<br />WCU Webometrics Institute, YeungNam University, Korea<br />Steven Sams<br />WCU Webometrics Institute, YeungNam University, Korea<br />Han Woo Park <br />(Corresponding author)<br />firstname.lastname@example.org <br />Dept of Media & Communication, YeungNam University, Korea<br />*Citation information: <br />Park, S. J., & Lim, Y. S., & Sams, S., & Park, H. W. (2009 forthcoming). Twittering Politics: <br />Who is twittering to whom and who is listening? <br />
we examine politicians’ messages on Twitter. To fulfill this goal, we suggest a content analysis for their tweets. <br />We’ve already automatically gathered politicians’ twitter data in several countries (Korea, UK, US, Canada) using API tool.<br />We preliminarily examined Korean politician’s tweets using Content analysis. <br />
Twitter list of Korean politicians<br />Updated on 14 Aug, 2009<br />
Updated Twitter list of Korean politicians<br />Updated on 20 Sep, 2009<br />
International politicians' usage of Twitter<br />
Type of Tweets<br />(1) A Socio-political message<br /> This includes political events, the situation of conference, the states regarding their party, socio-politic news, ongoing or future policy and political campaign, social views, public relations. <br />(2) A Private message<br /> Private message is an informal message. This refers to an individual story. <br /> This contains their daily routine, current feeling, what they are currently doing and where they are currently, self disclosure or their free story.<br />
(3) A conversational messages<br /> This refers to intended talking toward others.<br /> For instances, when someone tries to speak to others, they uses “@+ID of the person”.<br />
Type of Tweets<br />N(number of Tweets) = 878<br />x2=250.34, df=2, p<.01 <br />
WCU<br />WEBOMETRICS<br />INSTITUTE<br />INVESTIGATING INTERNET-BASED POLITICS WITH E-RESEARCH TOOLS<br />WWI<br />THE END<br />This research was supported by WCU(World Class University) program through the National Research Foundation of Korea funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology <br />(No. 515-82-06574). <br />WWI homepage- http://english-webometrics.yu.ac.kr<br />Thank you for listening, and thank to WWI members!<br />
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