Social Media in Politics

Author: Bogdan Pătruţ
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319046667
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This volume sets out to analyse the relation between social media and politics by investigating the power of the internet and more specifically social media, in the political and social discourse. The volume collects original research on the use of social media in political campaigns, electoral marketing, riots and social revolutions, presenting a range of case studies from across the world as well as theoretical and methodological contributions. Examples that explore the use of social media in electoral campaigns include, for instance, studies on the use of Face book in the 2012 US presidential campaign and in the 2011 Turkish general elections. The final section of the book debates the usage of Twitter and other Web 2.0 tools in mobilizing people for riots and revolutions, presenting and analysing recent events in Istanbul and Egypt, among others.

Digital Activism in the Social Media Era

Author: Bruce Mutsvairo
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319409492
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book probes the vitality, potentiality and ability of new communication and technological changes to drive online-based civil action across Africa. In a continent booming with mobile innovation and a plethora of social networking sites, the Internet is considered a powerful platform used by pro-democracy activists to negotiate and sometimes push for reform-based political and social changes in Africa. The book discusses and theorizes digital activism within social and geo-political realms, analysing cases such as the #FeesMustFall and #BringBackOurGirls campaigns in South Africa and Nigeria respectively to question the extent to which they have changed the dynamics of digital activism in sub-Saharan Africa. Comparative case study reflections in eight African countries identify and critique digital concepts questioning what impact they have had on the civil society. Cases also explore the African LGBT community as a social movement while discussing opportunities and challenges faced by online activists fighting for LGBT equality. Finally, gender-based activists using digital tools to gain attention and facilitate social changes are also appraised.

Social Media Marketing Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522556389
Format: PDF, ePub
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In the digital age, numerous technological tools are available to enhance business processes. When these tools are used effectively, knowledge sharing and organizational success are significantly increased. Social Media Marketing: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice contains a compendium of the latest academic material on the use, strategies, and applications of social media marketing in business today. Including innovative studies on email usage, social interaction technologies, and internet privacy, this publication is an ideal source for managers, corporate trainers, researchers, academics, and students interested in the business applications of social media marketing.

Public Service Governance and Web 2 0 Technologies Future Trends in Social Media

Author: Downey, Ed
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466600721
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"This book investigates the effects of Web technologies and social media on interaction and the political process helping readers to use Web technologies to address local and global problems and improve systems of governance, social equity, economic activity, sustainability, service delivery, transparency, and the ethical and legal dimensions of public service"--Provided by publisher.

Public Administration and Information Technology

Author: Christopher Reddick
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449677355
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Public Administration and Information Technology provides a foundational overview of the impact of information technology (IT) on modern public organizations. The focus is on what public managers need to know about managing IT to create more efficient, effective, and transparent organizations. This book is unique in that it provides a concise introduction to the subject area and leaves students with a broad perspective on the most important issues. Other books in the field either examine e-government, or are large reference volumes that are not easily accessible to most students. This textbook shows the practical application of IT to the most important areas of public administration. Public Administration and Information Technology is ideal for use in traditional public administration courses on IT as well as management information systems courses in schools of business. Divided into 3 parts, the book covers: - Public Organizations and Information Technology I- nformation Technology, Evaluation, and Resource Management - Emerging Issues in for Public Managers

Social Media in the Public Sector Field Guide

Author: Ines Mergel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118423755
Format: PDF
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Stocked with real-life examples and case studies, this book explores myriad social media tools and provides step-by-step guidance on how to implement them based on mission, goals, and strategy. Written in a jargon-free and accessible style, the book is a go-to resource for anyone in government who wants to put the power of social media to work for their organization. Praise for Social Media in the Public Sector Field Guide "Twitter and Facebook and Blogs, Oh My! In this bewildering new field of social media, Mergel and Greeves expertly provide practical advice for governments to harness the power of these new online services." —Bill Schrier, deputy director, Center for Digital Government, eRepublic.com; former CTO (CIO), City of Seattle "This is simply a must-read book for anyone interested in or involved with social media in the public sector. The authors take a refreshing and original approach supported by excellent examples regarding the evolving role social media is playing and can play in government. I cannot think of two better experienced authors to help guide us through the new realities of social media in government." —Dr. Alan R. Shark, executive director, Public Technology Institute; assistant professor, Rutgers University School of Public Affairs and Administration "In the local government sector there seem to be three schools of thought regarding social media: I've got a Facebook page—let's jump right in!, Not happening on my watch!, and Who cares? This field guide is perfect for any of the above, as it provides practical applications and rationale for why local government needs to connect with people where they are—which is on the Internet. Our association of nearly 500 innovative local governments knows that Mergel and Greeves are the perfect authors for this must-have tutorial." —Karen Thoreson, president and chief operating officer, Alliance for Innovation "Every day on GovLoop.com, our network of 60,000 government leaders share best practices and ask questions about using social media in government. I've often been asked by members for a good reference to help them get going on their federal, state, or local government social media programs. I never had an answer—now I do: This field guide is the go-to resource to ensure your social media programs deliver real mission results. Mergel and Greeves are experts in the field—a blend of research and real-world experience to get you to where you need to go." —Steve Ressler, founder and president, GovLoop.com

Forging Trust Communities

Author: Irene S. Wu
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421417278
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Bloggers in India used social media and wikis to broadcast news and bring humanitarian aid to tsunami victims in South Asia. Terrorist groups like ISIS pour out messages and recruit new members on websites. The Internet is the new public square, bringing to politics a platform on which to create community at both the grassroots and bureaucratic level. Drawing on historical and contemporary case studies from more than ten countries, Irene S. Wu’s Forging Trust Communities argues that the Internet, and the technologies that predate it, catalyze political change by creating new opportunities for cooperation. The Internet does not simply enable faster and easier communication, but makes it possible for people around the world to interact closely, reciprocate favors, and build trust. The information and ideas exchanged by members of these cooperative communities become key sources of political power akin to military might and economic strength. Wu illustrates the rich world history of citizens and leaders exercising political power through communications technology. People in nineteenth-century China, for example, used the telegraph and newspapers to mobilize against the emperor. In 1970, Taiwanese cable television gave voice to a political opposition demanding democracy. Both Qatar (in the 1990s) and Great Britain (in the 1930s) relied on public broadcasters to enhance their influence abroad. Additional case studies from Brazil, Egypt, the United States, Russia, India, the Philippines, and Tunisia reveal how various technologies function to create new political energy, enabling activists to challenge institutions while allowing governments to increase their power at home and abroad. Forging Trust Communities demonstrates that the way people receive and share information through network communities reveals as much about their political identity as their socioeconomic class, ethnicity, or religion. Scholars and students in political science, public administration, international studies, sociology, and the history of science and technology will find this to be an insightful and indispensable work. -- Catie Snow Bailard, George Washington University

Social Media Crisis Communication and Emergency Management

Author: Connie M. White
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439853509
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Although recent global disasters have clearly demonstrated the power of social media to communicate critical information in real-time, its true potential has yet to be unleashed. Social Media, Crisis Communication, and Emergency Management: Leveraging Web 2.0 Technologies teaches emergency management professionals how to use social media to improve emergency planning, preparedness, and response capabilities. It provides a set of guidelines and safe practices for using social media effectively across a range of emergency management applications. Explaining how emergency management agencies can take advantage of the extended reach these technologies offer, the book supplies cutting-edge methods for leveraging these technologies to manage information more efficiently, reduce information overload, inform the public, and ultimately save lives. Filled with real-world examples and case studies, it is an ideal self-study resource. Its easy-to-navigate structure and numerous exercises also make it suitable for courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. From crowdsourcing and digital volunteers to mapping and collective intelligence, Social Media, Crisis Communication, and Emergency Management: Leveraging Web 2.0 Technologies facilitates a clear understanding of the essential principles of social media. Each chapter includes an example of a local-level practitioner, organization, or agency using social media that demonstrates the transformative power of social media in the real world. The book also includes numerous exercises that supply readers with models for building their own social media sites and groups—making it a must-read for anyone who wants to learn more about the communication and information structures supported by social media. Visit the author’s homepage: http://sites.google.com/site/conniemwhite/Home

Policy Practice and Digital Science

Author: Marijn Janssen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319127845
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The explosive growth in data, computational power, and social media creates new opportunities for innovating the processes and solutions of Information and communications technology (ICT) based policy-making and research. To take advantage of these developments in the digital world, new approaches, concepts, instruments and methods are needed to navigate the societal and computational complexity. This requires extensive interdisciplinary knowledge of public administration, policy analyses, information systems, complex systems and computer science. This book provides the foundation for this new interdisciplinary field, in which various traditional disciplines are blending. Both policy makers, executors and those in charge of policy implementations acknowledge that ICT is becoming more important and is changing the policy-making process, resulting in a next generation policy-making based on ICT support. Web 2.0 and even Web 3.0 point to the specific applications of social networks, semantically enriched and linked data, whereas policy-making has also to do with the use of the vast amount of data, predictions and forecasts, and improving the outcomes of policy-making, which is confronted with an increasing complexity and uncertainty of the outcomes. The field of policy-making is changing and driven by developments like open data, computational methods for processing data, opining mining, simulation and visualization of rich data sets, all combined with public engagement, social media and participatory tools.

Transformational Government Through EGov Practice

Author: Mahmud Akhter Shareef
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1780523343
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The future of government as we know it is being shaped by the quickly-advancing progression of information and communication technology (ICT) eGovernment systems. eGov presents major challenges and advantages for policy makers and the public alike.