(This originally appeared as “Why Governments Use Broadcast TV and Dissidents Use Twitter” on The Atlantic.com) Last March I was walking past Gezi Park with a Turkish friend at dusk. He had just joined me from prayers and I asked him what he thought about the brewing debate over [...]
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Does Social Media Make a Difference in Election Campaigns? Digital Dividends in Brazil’s 2010 National Elections
This working paper, done with the UW’s Jason Gilmore, is mirrored at the website of the Center for Communication and Civic Engagement and the SSRN. Gilmore, Jason and Philip N. Howard. “Does Social Media Make a Difference in Political Campaigns? Digital Dividends in Brazil’s 2010 National Elections.” Center for Communication [...]
Howard, Philip N. and Malcolm Parks. “Social Media and Political Change.” Special Issue of the Journal of Communication. 2012. This introductory essay highlights the key findings, methodological tool kit, and production process of this Special Issue. We argue that communication researchers are uniquely positioned to analyze the relationships between social [...]
Howard, Philip N., Muzammil Hussain, and Sheetal Agarwal. “When Do States Disconnect Their Digital Networks?” The Communication Review 14, no. 2 (2011): 216-232. Although there have been many studies of the different ways regimes censor the use of social media by their citizens, shutting off social media altogether is something [...]
Howard, Philip N. and Muzammil Hussain. “Digital Media and the Arab Spring.” Journal of Democracy 22, no. 3 (2011): 35-48. During the “Arab Spring,” young tech savvy activists led uprisings in a dozen countries across North Africa and the Middle East. At first, digital media allowed democratization movements to develop [...]