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dc.contributor.authorSormanen, Niina
dc.contributor.authorLauk, Epp
dc.contributor.authorUskali, Turo
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-26T10:19:39Z
dc.date.available2017-04-26T10:19:39Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationSormanen, N., Lauk, E., & Uskali, T. (2017). Facebook’s ad hoc groups: a potential source of communicative power of networked citizens. <em>Communication and Society</em>, 30 (2), 77-95. Retrieved from <a href="http://www.unav.es/fcom/communication-society/en/articulo.php?art_id=621">http://www.unav.es/fcom/communication-society/en/articulo.php?art_id=6...</a>
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_73598
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/53690
dc.description.abstractAd hoc groups (sporadically formed on social network sites for achieving particular common objectives) have been seen as a public space for citizen participation and debate. This study focuses on Facebook’s ad hoc groups in Finland. The aim is to detect the potential of these groups to enhance networked citizens’ communicative power for raising societally important issues to public agenda and initiate changes in society. We suggest a categorization of the groups according to their missions, and present their members’ specific motivations and objectives through an online survey. Despite the general entertainment-orientation and self-referential nature of social media, the results show that ambitions and objectives of ad hoc groups differ notably according to their main mission. Especially clear difference is found between discussion groups and those pursuing societal influence. In addition, media analysis is used to discover how much and for what reasons news media have used the specific groups as news sources. Although not strategically seeking media visibility, the societal influence groups gained larger news coverage, related to their thought-provoking topics, connections to current conditions, group membership size and potential to deal with issues of common concern.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSchool of Communication, University of Navarra
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCommunication and Society
dc.relation.urihttp://www.unav.es/fcom/communication-society/en/articulo.php?art_id=621
dc.subject.otherad hoc groups
dc.subject.otheraudience-driven agenda setting
dc.subject.othercommunicative power
dc.subject.otherFacebook
dc.subject.otherfifth estate
dc.subject.otherjournalism
dc.subject.othersocial media
dc.titleFacebook’s ad hoc groups: a potential source of communicative power of networked citizens
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201704242060
dc.contributor.laitosKieli- ja viestintätieteiden laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Language and Communication Studiesen
dc.contributor.oppiaineJournalistiikka
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.date.updated2017-04-24T15:15:09Z
dc.type.coarjournal article
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange77-95
dc.relation.issn2386-7876
dc.relation.volume30
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2017 Communication & Society. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons License.
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dc.rights.urlhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/


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