By collecting and analyzing more than two million tweets, U.S. House Representatives’ voting records in 111th and 113th Congress, and data from other resources I study several aspects of adoption and use of Twitter by Representatives. In the first chapter, I study the overall impact of Twitter use by Representatives on their political orientation and their political alignment with their constituents. The findings show that Representatives who adopted Twitter moved closer to their constituents in terms of political orientation.
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- Information Technology
- Business Administration
- Political Science
- Political Polarization
- Social networks
- Societal Impacts of Information Systems
- US Congress
- Social media--Political aspects.
- Social Media
- Polarization (Social sciences)--Political aspects.
- Polarization (Social sciences)
- Partial requirement for: Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2016Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 90-99)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Business administration