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Scholars Day: April 10, 2013

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Impacts of Social Media on Political Participation

Social networking has become increasingly significant in the way people communicate and participate in politics. Research conducted by the MacArthur Research Network on Youth & Participatory Politics found that youth who were highly involved in nonpolitical, interest-driven social media activities were more than five times as likely to engage in participatory politics. This presentation will cover a research proposal created for a Feminist Research Methods course. The research examines the ways that various groups use social media for leisure or activism, as well as the ways non-profit organizations utilize social networking to engage participants and volunteers. Preliminary results from a survey created and distributed on social networking sites by the researcher will also be presented.

Presenter: Courtney Michie (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Women and Gender Studies
Location: 120 Hartwell
Time: 10 am (Session I)
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