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  • 1. THE RHYTHMS OF OCCUPY: BROADCASTING AND LISTENING PRACTICES ON #OWSSharon Meraz, PhD Zizi Papacharissi @zizipAssistant Professor, Communication Professor and Head, CommunicationUniversity of Illinois at Chicago University of Illinois at Chicago
  • 2. premise and previous research•  Twi$er  as  news  repor-ng  mechanism   •  Established  news  values  guide  use  of  Twi$er   •  News  breaking/premedia-on/instantaneity   •  Homophily,  peripheral  awareness  and  ambient  news  environments,   hybridity    •  Twi$er  as  news  sharing  mechanism  during  uprisings   •  Electronic  word  of  mouth   •  Broadcas-ng  and  ‘listening  in’  on  uprisings   •  Homophily  and  group  iden-ty
  • 3. theoretical framework Who says what to whom [w/what effect] Framing/Gatekeeping Networked Gatekeeping Process through which actors crowdsourced to prominence through the use of addressivity markers and conversational practices Networked Framing Process through which a particular problem definition, causal interpretation, moral evaluation, and/or treatment recommendation attain prominence through crowdsourcing practices
  • 4. research designRQ 1: How do tweets containing conversational markers describe the networked rhythms of content produced via #ows?RQ2: Who are the elite users across addressivity markers?RQ3: To what extent do hashtags provide organic level framing?Computerized content analysis, 10% stratified random sample,Oct 2011- July 2012Frequency analysis (SQL scripts), addressivity markers and hashtag frequencyDiscourse analysis isolated episodes of high addressivity/peaks, examine content, addressity patterns, focus of conversation, conversational tendencies
  • 5. RQ1: Networked rhythms of content produced via #ows 6000 5000 4000 3000 count Mention RT 2000 Via 1000 0
  • 6. RQ2: Networked Gatekeeping
  • 7. RQ3: Networked Framing
  • 8. Conversational practices and affordances(discourse analysis findings) •  Affect •  Performativity •  Openness and disorder •  ideological trolling, contention
  • 9. conclusions and next steps•  Networked framing and gatekeeping over time•  [semantic analysis, discourse analysis]•  Digital textures, affective structures, and online footprints of movements•  Affective publics Thank you! @zizip uic.edu/~zizi