“Social media is changing the face of politics – and it’s not good news”

El sitio theconversation.com publicó una nota sobre nuevas tendencias en los hábitos de consumo de información, el rol de las redes sociales y cómo todo esto interviene en la política y citó el trabajo de los co-directores de MESO:

“Most people across the developed world still get most of their news via television – and traditional news brands, produced by journalists, still top the rankings for the most read news on the internet. But a growing number of people have stopped turning on the TV, buying a paper or even visiting a news website. (…). A study by US researcher Pablo J Boczkowski, Eugenia Mitchelstein and Martin Walter in 2010 found that most people click on stories about sports, entertainment, crime and weather. My own research suggests that most of what is shared follows this pattern and that shares are also gender biased. Young women tend to see news that evokes empathy (crime, health, social justice), while young men are more likely to talk about technology, gaming and sport. Those who are interested in politics share only what interests (or angers them) them and are unlikely to see the counter arguments.”

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