social media

  • New Dimensions of the Political Communication. Chances and Limits

    Author: Teresa Sasińska–Klas
    Institution: Jagiellonian University in Kraków (Poland)
    Year of publication: 2012
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    Pages: 341-353
    DOI Address: http://dx.doi.org/10.15804/ppsy2012016
    PDF: ppsy/41/ppsy2012016.pdf

    Media and communication are subjects which are closely related. For quite some time in each public debate references are made to an increasing dependence between media and communication processes. Explicit attention is paid to a changing context of the communication process, and especially the process of political communication. The role of media in the process of public communication is, on the one hand, quite traditional; that is to inform the public, popularize information and mobilize citizens to action, all in the name of the public good. On the other hand, it is also noticeable that modern media play new roles such as providers of entertainment, scandals, sensation, enjoyment. All this brings a question: which of these functions tell us about the future of the media, and – consequently – how do they change the process of political communication in the public sphere? And is this what we want?

  • Social Media: the New Forms of Political Expression

    Author: Beata Zielonka
    E-mail: beatamarzena.zielonka@wp.pl
    Institution: University of Maria Curie-Skłodowska in Lublin (Poland)
    Year of publication: 2018
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    Pages: 145–146
    DOI Address: http://dx.doi.org/10.15804/ppsy2018114
    PDF: ppsy/47-1/ppsy2018114.pdf

    Book Review: Wojciech Opioła & Malwina Popiołek, Media społecznościowe. Nowe formy ekspresji politycznej. Toruń: Wydawnictwo Adam Marszałek 2014, (pp. 196). ISBN 978-83-8019-097-9.

  • Cybertools of Political Competition and the 2016 American Presidential Campaign

    Author: Marek Górka
    E-mail: marek_gorka@wp.pl
    Institution: Koszalin University of Technology
    Year of publication: 2018
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    Pages: 628-641
    DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/ppsy2018403
    PDF: ppsy/47-4/ppsy2018403.pdf

    In the last decade, one can notice the huge interest of researchers in the field of cyberpolicy, which is primarily due to the widespread use of the Internet in the public space. This fact is also an impulse for conducting interdisciplinary research that combines knowledge from social sciences on the one hand, and uses content from technical sciences on the other. Compared to the form of conducting election campaigns in the 20th century in the U.S., during the 2016 election campaign there were significant changes in the conduct of political struggle. These changes consist above all in the use of cybernetic tools, which to a large extent, however difficult to determine, shaped electoral behavior. The contemporary political competition is more and more dependent on technology, which becomes the main element of the professionalization of election campaigns. Investigating the impact of cyberspace on electoral results is a big challenge, considering the fact that the area of cybertechnology is extremely complex. Cyberspace has now become a field for many political phenomena that are constantly evolving and in most cases their importance is immense for the functioning of the political system. The article is intended to deal with selected phenomena related to cybertechnology that were compared with other events from the U.S. election campaign in 2016. The article aims to investigate selected events resulting from the use of cybertechnology, which had an impact on electoral behavior.

  • Serwisy społecznościowe jako narzędzie komunikowania wyborczego. Kandydaci w wyborach parlamentarnych w roku 2015 na Facebooku

    Author: Leszek Porębski
    Institution: Akademia Górniczo-Hutniczaw Krakowie
    Author: Marzena Żurek
    Institution: Akademia Górniczo-Hutniczaw Krakowie
    Year of publication: 2017
    Source: Show
    Pages: 154–168
    DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/athena.2017.53.08
    PDF: apsp/53/apsp5308.pdf

    Artykuł jest analizą sposobu wykorzystania serwisu społecznościowego Facebook przez kandydatów w polskich wyborach parlamentarnych w roku 2015. Wyniki badań dowodzą, że tylko niespełna jedna trzecia kandydatów była w czasie kampanii wyborczej aktywna na Facebooku. Co więcej, materiały informacyjne były znacznie częściej publikowane niż treści o charakterze mobilizacyjnym czy promocyjnym. Nie wykazano też statystycznej zależności między płcią, wiekiem i miejscem zamieszkania kandydatów a intensywnością korzystania z Facebooka w czasie kampanii wyborczej.

  • Komunikowanie polityczne w dobie fake newsów – walka z dezinformacją w sieci

    Author: Magdalena Danek
    Institution: Uniwersytet Jagielloński
    ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0894-1310
    Year of publication: 2018
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    Pages: 210-228
    DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/ksm201811
    PDF: ksm/23/ksm201811.pdf

    Social media are not only a space for making contacts and strengthening social ties, but also an increasingly important source of information. This fact is very crucial in the context of political communication. On the one hand, social networks have created a new platform of interaction between politicians and citizens,in particular during the electoral campaign, but on the other, due to its structure based on the rapid and direct flow of information, they proved to be an effective tool for spreading false content, so-called fake news and misinformation.
    This negative trend, most visible during the presidential elections in the United States in 2016, has become an impulse to undertake extensive measures to combat this practice. Among many entities engaging in campaigns against fake news, there were primarily enterprises from the ICT industry, but also governments, media publishers and international organizations.
    The main aim of the article is to indicate the most important actions taken (by the end of January 2018) in order to fight disinformation on the Internet. The text will also focus on the analysis of this activity in the context of potential danger of increasing control over the flow of information on the Internet and introduction of censorship on a mass scale.

  • When the child is born into the internet: sharenting as a growing trend among parents on facebook

    Author: Anna Brosch
    Year of publication: 2016
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    Pages: 225-235
    DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2016.43.1.19
    PDF: tner/201601/tner20160119.pdf

    Parents actively share information about their children on Facebook, but little research has explored the extent of this issue. The goal of this paper is to theorize a new type of parents’ online activities concerning their children, especially the problem of sharenting, which is increasingly common in contexts where social media such as Facebook play a significant role in relationships and interactions. This paper explores what kind of baby pictures parents share on Facebook and what are the likely causes of doing it. The presented research was conducted with the use of social media ethnography among 168 Polish parents using Facebook. The findings have shown that the phenomenon of sharenting is common practice among parents.

  • Enhancing problem solving skills in science education with social media and an e-collaboration tool

    Author: June Lee
    Author: Yangmi Koo
    Author: Mi Hwa Kim
    Year of publication: 2016
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    Pages: 248-258
    DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2016.43.1.21
    PDF: tner/201601/tner20160121.pdf

    This study aimed to explore a collaborative problem solving case using social media and an e-collaboration tool, and analyze its educational implications in a qualitative research method. For achieving the research goal, a case study was conducted in a middle school class. Two rounds of one-to-one interviews with a teacher and written interviews with students were conducted. In addition, relevant class resources and the students’ final reports were also collected as data. It was shown that using social media and an e-collaboration tool could encourage students’ scientific inquiries and enhance problem solving skills as well as set up a healthy communication culture among teachers and students.

  • Aktywność posłów do Parlamentu Europejskiego IX kadencji na portalu społecznościowym Facebook – analiza porównawcza

    Author: Dominik Boratyn
    E-mail: dk.boratyn@gmail.com
    Institution: Uniwersytet Rzeszowski
    ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2335-7515
    Year of publication: 2020
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    Pages: 160-176
    DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/npw20202507
    PDF: npw/25/npw2507.pdf

    Activity of Members of the European Parliament of the 9th term on the social platform Facebook - comparative analysis

    Social media has changed the social lives of humans. The real-world activities are conducted more often on the Internet; the content posted on such social networking sites as Facebook may serve here as an example. Activity in social media is particularly important for politicians and public figures since such a means of communication allows them to maintain direct contact with voters and citizens. Social media also serves as a platform for creating an image and a personal brand of a politician. Due to the activity on these types of platforms, lesser known people can gain wider recognition and reach a larger group of recipients. However, it should be also noted that as far as public figures are concerned, increased activity does not always denote the achievement of a goal. Politics are simply unpredictable and there are many factors influencing voting preferences.

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