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Social News Use, Social Talk: Facebook and the Social Mediation Model of Political Participation

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One of the primary features of social media is its facilitation of users’ expression within their networks via status updates and shared information, which form the core of the content within social network sites. The lack of any barriers to entry and their functional ease of use have made social media technologies invaluable in fostering community participation and discussion by presenting new sources of information and new pathways to political involvement.

This study extends the framework of the communication mediation model by investigating the role of Facebook in each stage of the model, resulting in a set of add-on phenomena we call the social mediation model. The study uses general population survey data to test this new model, with results indicating that the use of Facebook for news plays a major indirect role in promoting both expressive and traditional forms of political participation, in part by driving users to traditional news sources. Findings also show that political talk on Facebook provides direct benefits for expressive participation above and beyond the effects of political talk in general. These findings are discussed in the context of the growing use of Facebook as a primary news source, and particularly as one that is socially curated by one’s own friend network.

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Veenstra, Aaron., Lyons, Benjamin., Park, Chang Sup., Iyer, Narayanan., Hossain, Delwar. and Kang, Cheeyoun. "Social News Use, Social Talk: Facebook and the Social Mediation Model of Political Participation" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Le Centre Sheraton, Montreal, Canada, Aug 06, 2014 <Not Available>. 2014-12-19 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p745448_index.html>

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Veenstra, A. , Lyons, B. , Park, C. , Iyer, N. , Hossain, D. and Kang, C. , 2014-08-06 "Social News Use, Social Talk: Facebook and the Social Mediation Model of Political Participation" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Le Centre Sheraton, Montreal, Canada Online <APPLICATION/PDF>. 2014-12-19 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p745448_index.html

Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
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Abstract: One of the primary features of social media is its facilitation of users’ expression within their networks via status updates and shared information, which form the core of the content within social network sites. The lack of any barriers to entry and their functional ease of use have made social media technologies invaluable in fostering community participation and discussion by presenting new sources of information and new pathways to political involvement.

This study extends the framework of the communication mediation model by investigating the role of Facebook in each stage of the model, resulting in a set of add-on phenomena we call the social mediation model. The study uses general population survey data to test this new model, with results indicating that the use of Facebook for news plays a major indirect role in promoting both expressive and traditional forms of political participation, in part by driving users to traditional news sources. Findings also show that political talk on Facebook provides direct benefits for expressive participation above and beyond the effects of political talk in general. These findings are discussed in the context of the growing use of Facebook as a primary news source, and particularly as one that is socially curated by one’s own friend network.


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