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Article: Examining the roles of social media and alternative media in social movement participation: A study of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement

TitleExamining the roles of social media and alternative media in social movement participation: A study of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement
Authors
KeywordsSocial media
Alternative media
Social movement participation
The Umbrella Movement
Issue Date2020
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/tele
Citation
Telematics and Informatics, 2020, v. 47, p. article no. 101303 How to Cite?
AbstractDuring the recent wave of pro-democracy movement across the world, new media technologies play a vital role in mobilizing participants. Much scholarly attention has been paid to the role of social media in empowering grassroots movements, but the rise of alternative media was somehow ignored. This study examines the impacts of social media and alternative media on social movement participation. The data came from a survey of 769 students from eight public universities in Hong Kong at the height of the Umbrella Movement. The findings revealed that acquisition of political information from social media and alternative media is associated with social movement participation through different mechanisms. Specifically, social media serve as an echo chamber where people are motivated to participate by perceiving a homogeneous opinion climate and forming a pro-protest attitude. In contrast, alternative media serve as an attitude intensifier to facilitate social movement participation.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/287635
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2019 Impact Factor: 4.139
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.737

 

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dc.contributor.authorShen, F-
dc.contributor.authorXia, C-
dc.contributor.authorSkoric, M-
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-05T12:00:59Z-
dc.date.available2020-10-05T12:00:59Z-
dc.date.issued2020-
dc.identifier.citationTelematics and Informatics, 2020, v. 47, p. article no. 101303-
dc.identifier.issn0736-5853-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/287635-
dc.description.abstractDuring the recent wave of pro-democracy movement across the world, new media technologies play a vital role in mobilizing participants. Much scholarly attention has been paid to the role of social media in empowering grassroots movements, but the rise of alternative media was somehow ignored. This study examines the impacts of social media and alternative media on social movement participation. The data came from a survey of 769 students from eight public universities in Hong Kong at the height of the Umbrella Movement. The findings revealed that acquisition of political information from social media and alternative media is associated with social movement participation through different mechanisms. Specifically, social media serve as an echo chamber where people are motivated to participate by perceiving a homogeneous opinion climate and forming a pro-protest attitude. In contrast, alternative media serve as an attitude intensifier to facilitate social movement participation.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/tele-
dc.relation.ispartofTelematics and Informatics-
dc.subjectSocial media-
dc.subjectAlternative media-
dc.subjectSocial movement participation-
dc.subjectThe Umbrella Movement-
dc.titleExamining the roles of social media and alternative media in social movement participation: A study of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailXia, C: lexhcl@hku.hk-
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.tele.2019.101303-
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dc.identifier.hkuros315720-
dc.identifier.volume47-
dc.identifier.spagearticle no. 101303-
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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