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Twitter response to televised political debates in Election 2015.

Pedersen, Sarah; Baxter, Graeme; Burnett, Simon M.; MacLeod, Iain; Goker, Ayse; Heron, Michael James; Isaacs, John; Elyan, Eyad; Kaliciak, Leszek

Authors

Graeme Baxter

Simon M. Burnett

Iain MacLeod

Ayse Goker

Michael James Heron

John Isaacs

Leszek Kaliciak



Contributors

Daniel Jackson
Editor

Einar Thorsen
Editor

Abstract

The advent of social media such as Twitter has revolutionised our conversations about live television events. In the days before the Internet, conversation about television programmes was limited to those sitting on the sofa with you and people you met the next morning – so-called ‘water-cooler conversation’. Now, however, it is possible to discuss events on the screen in real time with people all over the country – three out of five UK twitter users tweet while watching television (Nielsen, 2013). Thus it is not surprising to find that the General Election’s television events generated debate and discussion on twitter.

Publication Date May 31, 2015
Publisher Bournemouth University. Centre for the Study of Journalism, Culture and Community
Pages 73
Book Title UK election analysis 2015: media, voters and the campaign: early reflections from leading UK academics
ISBN 9781910042076
Institution Citation PEDERSEN, S., BAXTER, G., BURNETT, S., MACLEOD, I., GOKER, A., HERON, M., ISAACS, J., ELYAN, E. and KALICIAK, L. 2015. Twitter response to televised political debates in Election 2015. In Jackson, D. and Thorsen, E. (eds.) UK election analysis 2015: media, voters and the campaign: early reflections from leading UK academics. Poole: Bournemouth University, centre for the study of journalism, culture and community [online], page 73. Available from: http://www.electionanal...bates-in-election-2015/
Publisher URL http://www.electionanalysis.uk/uk-election-analysis-2015/section-6-social-media/twitter-response-to-televised-political-debates-in-election-2015/

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