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Twitter in Politics: The Content and Conventions Behind Candidates Tweets Public Deposited

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Nieman, Hannah. Twitter In Politics: The Content and Conventions Behind Candidates Tweets. Gobetz, Robert.University of Indianapolis. 2016. https://uindy.hykucommons.org/concern/generic_works/48878576-ae4c-4cfe-ae9a-63a0921334b3?locale=en

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Nieman, Hannah. (2016). Twitter in Politics: The Content and Conventions Behind Candidates Tweets. https://uindy.hykucommons.org/concern/generic_works/48878576-ae4c-4cfe-ae9a-63a0921334b3?locale=en

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Nieman, Hannah. Twitter In Politics: The Content and Conventions Behind Candidates Tweets. University of Indianapolis. 2016. https://uindy.hykucommons.org/concern/generic_works/48878576-ae4c-4cfe-ae9a-63a0921334b3?locale=en

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This study was designed to determine how political candidates use Twitter. The tweet analysis considered both content of the tweets and the use of technical Twitter functions. A total of 1347 tweets were analyzed from 10 candidates participating in Kentucky elections. Using a list of rules adapted from other studies, tweets were categorized. The results show that certain content categories and technical conventions are embraced by some candidates while others exclude them. This suggests that Twitter use may be influenced by the biographical history of the candidate, the candidate's familiarity with Twitter, and the circumstances of the campaign.

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