Practices of using on-line social networks

Practices of using on-line social networks

Dokuka S.V.

Russian State University for Humanities, Moscow, Russia

ID of the Article: 5954

For citation:

Dokuka S.V. Practices of using on-line social networks. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2014. No 1. P. 137-145


An analysis of the role of social networks in modern society is offered. Their role in the political mobilization of the population is illustrated by election campaign of Barack Obama, "the twitter revolution" of 2009 in Kishinev and Tehran, the Russian protest movement, including organized rally on Bolotnaya square. A pilot study made by the author is presented in respect to "community protests" in Moscow. Typology of participants in protest groups on social networks is related to their practices of using social platforms and activity in real life.

social media; Internet; community protest
Content No 1, 2014