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How Twitter serves (or not) social & political changes
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Twitter and perceptions of Crisis-related Stress

Twitter and perceptions of Crisis-related Stress | Twit4D | Scoop.it

The purpose of this research project is to determine which indicators might be present in social media data that could shed light on how populations cope with global crises, such as commodity price volatility or the continuing global economic crisis.

In this investigation, the analysis was limited to publicly available data from Twitter for July 2010 through October 2011 in Javanese/Bahasa Indonesia and English. The topics of focus included the affordability/availability of food, fuel, housing and loans.

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Tweeting democracy by Ulil Abshar-Abdalla

Tweeting democracy by Ulil Abshar-Abdalla | Twit4D | Scoop.it

The sky-rocketing rise of social media among Indonesian society is pretty astonishing. Its rise has coincided with a more robust civil society that ensued in the wake of democratization movement in 1998 - a movement that eventually toppled the military dictatorship of President Suharto after three decades of a mixed system: political oppression/authoritarianism and economic development. 

 

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