The Monkey Cage: Social Media


Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 03/28/2014

Political controversy has helped fuel Twitter’s growth in Turkey

The political controversies of the last few years are a big reason why Turks have taken to Twitter.

By Neal Caren and Didem T rko lu  |  01:03 PM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Media, Turkey

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 03/23/2014

Erdogan’s Twitter flail

Turkey’s internet shutdown doesn’t look Tahrir’s. But that doesn’t mean it won’t matter.

By Navid Hassanpour  |  03:40 PM ET, 03/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Media, Turkey, Twitter

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 02/27/2014

What does Ukraine’s #Euromaidan teach us about protest?

Detailed description of the different stages of Ukraine’s protests and what we can learn from these events

By Olga Onuch and Gwendolyn Sasse  |  09:54 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Protest, Social Media, Ukraine

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 02/10/2014

How tweets helped predict the vote in the Tokyo mayoral election

The frequency of tweets regarding nuclear plants in the run up to the 2014 Tokyo mayor elections helps explain the election result.

By Steve Pickering, Seiki Tanaka and and Kyohei Yamada  |  01:50 PM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Elections and Voting, Japan, Social Media

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 02/10/2014

How the 9/11 Commission helped Edward Snowden

The September 11 Commission’s recommendations led to more openness and new technologies within the intelligence community, but also making it easier to mine NSA computers for useful information.

By Henry Farrell  |  12:25 PM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Media, Surveillance

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 02/05/2014

In Tokyo elections, Twitter reveals voter preferences in a way surveys do not

An analysis of tweets in Japan reveals important patterns regarding the issues voters care about in upcoming mayoral elections, including some missed by traditional surveys.

By Steve Pickering, Seiki Tanaka and and Kyohei Yamada  |  02:24 PM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Elections and Voting, Japan, Social Media

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 01/28/2014

How protest and violence in Ukraine could give way to unity

Ukraine is gripped by mass protests but signs of unity emerge too.

By Kataryna Wolczuk and Roman Wolczuk  |  10:37 AM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Protest, Social Media, Ukraine

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/27/2014

The (Ukrainian) negotiations will be tweeted!

In another political first for Twitter, high stakes negotiations in Ukraine played out over Twitter.

By Joshua Tucker  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Negotiations, Protest, Social Media, Ukraine

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 12/17/2013

Five key questions -- and answers -- about Iran’s social media influence

Iran’s president Rouhani has some interesting fans and followers on Twitter.

By Henry Farrell  |  05:26 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Social Media

Posted at 05:47 AM ET, 12/04/2013

How Ukrainian protestors are using Twitter and Facebook

In Ukraine, protesters are coordinating on Facebook and signing up for Twitter accounts, perhaps with an eye towards increasing international awareness of the protests.

By Pablo Barber and Megan Metzger  |  05:47 AM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Media

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 10/17/2013

In their own words, ‘Yes’ Republicans look more like Democrats than ‘No’ Republicans

Tweets by Republican members of Congress who voted for the resolution to reopen the government and increase the debt ceiling look more like tweets from Democrats than they do tweets from Republicans voting against the bill.

By Joshua Tucker  |  02:52 PM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government Shutdown, Social Media

Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 10/07/2013

Why compromise is more likely in the Senate than the House, in two simple pictures

Even in their tweets, members of the Senate reveal that they are more similar across party lines than members of the House.

By Joshua Tucker  |  06:12 PM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government Shutdown, Social Media