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MPs and Twitter: what are MPs tweeting about?

For my final year dissertation I chose to look at what use MPs’ are making of social media. Focussing on their use of Twitter, I set out to answer two questions: which MPs are tweeting and what are they using it for? To answer the second question I took a random sample of 40 MPs […]

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MPs and Twitter: which parties are tweeting?

For my final year dissertation I chose to look at what use MPs’ are making of social media. Focussing on their use of Twitter, I set out to answer two questions; which MPs are tweeting and what are they using it for? Something that emerged when carrying out the research was the differences between MPs […]

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MPs and Twitter: who’s tweeting?

For my final year dissertation I chose to look at what use MPs’ are making of social media. Focussing on their use of Twitter, I set out to answer two questions: which MPs are tweeting and what are they using it for? Here I will outline what I found when exploring which MPs are using […]

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UK Politics Academics on Twitter: A League Table

We recently published a list of UK based Politics, IR and Public Policy academics on Twitter and since then we’ve had lots of additions to the list, which now contains over 250 academics. We will periodically continue to update the list, so please let us know if we’ve missed anyone or, if you’re new to […]

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UK Politics Academics on Twitter

Following on from our league table of Politics departments on Twitter, we have drawn up a list of Politics academics that are also using Twitter. LSE have already produced an excellent list of academic tweeters, which offered a useful starting place, but we wanted to look specifically at Politics academics and find out exactly how […]

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Politics Departments on Twitter: A League Table

We had a great response to our draft league table and there have been four new additions to the league table: @LSEPubAffairs, @LivUniPol, @PSI_UEA and @SussexPolitics. Here is the final, updated version of the league table. The follower numbers were accurate as of Monday May 20, 2013. School or Department University Twitter Followers Department of […]

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Why and how are Russia’s regional governors using Twitter?

State control over most of the national media in Russia has meant that Russian newspapers and TV today are a lot less interesting as a source of political research than they were in the 1990s. The situation regarding the internet is different. This is relatively free and online content in Russia is not directly controlled […]

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Politics Departments on Twitter: A (Draft) League Table

Twitter is becoming an indispensable tool for the modern academic. Sceptics might doubt it, but the social media platform is perfectly designed to facilitate the dissemination of research findings, information about research projects and teaching materials. Beyond that, Twitter can significantly enhance the profile of an academic, their research and their respective School and University […]

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Short, not brutish, and quite popular

As the editor of CONCEPT’s twitter feed (@shortnotbrutish) it was with some satisfaction that I saw the number of followers edge past 1,000 the other day. Now, the first thing to say is that 1,000 followers would seem the smallest of small beer were you, say, Lady Gaga (34m followers; about the same population size […]

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Whoops!

When the government urges us to make sure research has an impact on the real world, I’m not sure this is what they mean.  Just after PMQs yesterday, I tweeted this: Around 4.30pm, said Philip Davies tweeted back:   I better stop tweeting things like that, or no one in the whips office will ever speak […]

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