- The refraction chamber: Twitter as sphere and network
- First Monday
- Volume | Issue number
- 17 | 11
- Document type
- Faculty of Humanities (FGw)
- Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA)
- In this paper, we outline a study of the Twitter microblogging platform through a sample of French users. We discuss sampling
methodology and compare three "issues" taken from the collected set of tweets. Based on the empirical findings we make a case
for extending the notion of "information diffusion" to take into account questions of meaning, values, and ideology. We propose
the concept of "refraction" to take a step toward this end.
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