Prof. Libby Hemphill
IIT Lewis College of Human Sciences
Prof. Edward Lee
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
Using social media to mobilize people, whether for a product campaign or a political protest, is no easy task. This presentation will highlight some of the challenges organizers and entities face when trying to mobilize and sustain a campaign through social media. It is based on our empirical analysis of the ongoing efforts of political activists to engage the public about the NSA surveillance controversy by use of Twitter.