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|
|Time:||10 am (Session I)
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