Political Interaction with Revolution of Communication Technology

By Senhao LiDecember 11th, 2018in Blog

The development of the internet and SNSs (social networking sites) has greatly changed how the public discuss and participate political affairs. Before the invention of SNSs, people received political information through the mass communication channels, where politicians influenced the public and spread their political ideologies at the same time. It... More

The Power of “Fake” in Today’s Social Media Environment

By Anran TangDecember 8th, 2018in Blog

As social media has become an important role in our daily life, numbers of traditional industries have been affected and have been brought to a new stage. “Since the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign, social media sites like Facebook and Twitter have become critical battlegrounds for political parties, interest groups, and... More

Weibo and Public Political Participation

By Tong WuDecember 8th, 2018in Blog

Weibo is microblogging sites in China, which have similar functions align to Twitter. As what was summarized in the study about the roles of mobile and social participation which was generated by Chan, Chen, and Lee in 2017, Weibo is one of the most popular social media platforms contains more... More