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Maggie Steinhauer explores interactive voting methods for reality competition programs and the impact of Twitter #Save features on live television.
Rose McGowan and the “Neutrality” of Social Media Platforms
Adrienne Massanari / University of Illinois at Chicago
Adrienne Massanari argues that Rose McGowan’s recent suspension from Twitter illustrates that social media platforms are far from politically neutral.
Casey McCormick uses the Twitter reaction to the end of the Obama administration as a jumping off point to explain why finales matter and how audiences express an ambivalence regarding the ends of longform televisual storytelling.
Of Bhakts, Deplorables and More: Posthuman Communities Performing Political Partisanship in the Age of Social Media
Sushant Kishore / BITS Pilani
Sushant Kishore explores digital media, the performance of communitas and political partisanship, and posthuman social media communities through a comparative discussion of India’s 2014 General Election and the U.S. 2016 Presidential Election.
Michael Newman examines the legacy of 1960s anti-Vietnam War teach-ins in relation to Twitter and contemporary debates about — and curtailments of — academic freedom, political speech, and public pedagogies within higher education institutions.