[Air-L] Anonymous or Occupy research

A.Arriagada at lse.ac.uk A.Arriagada at lse.ac.uk
Thu Aug 23 08:58:24 PDT 2012

Hi all,
Here is a paper published in the Journal of Communication about youth protest activity in Chile and social media use. 

Protest activity has become a central means for political change in Chile. We examine the association between social media use and youth protest, as well as mediating and moderating mechanisms of this relationship, using survey data collected in Chile in 2010. We found that Facebook use was associated significantly with protest activity, even after taking into account political grievances, material and psychological resources, values, and news media use. The link between overall Facebook use and protest activity was explained by using the social network for news and socializing rather than when it was used for self-expression. Postmaterialist values and political ideologies were not found to moderate the association between Facebook use and protest.



Arturo Arriagada
PhD student in Sociology 
London School Of Economics (UK)
Universidad Diego Portales (Chile)
Website: www.antimedios.cl 

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