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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Why Social Media is Important!

"Social media is increasingly home to civil society, the place where knowledge sharing, public discussions, debates, and disputes are carried out. As the new public square, social media conversations are as important to document as any other large public gathering."

                                                    – Pew Internet & American Life Project

Latest study from the folks at Pew Internet is entitled Mapping Twitter Topic Networks: From Polarized Crowds to Community Clusters (read here)

A must read study that includes instructions on how to draw a Twitter social media network map.

The purpose of this blog post is to wet your appetite so you will dig in and read.

 Ruth Ann Barrett, Digital Savvy, February 20, 2014, Portland, Oregon

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