"Power to the people!": Social media discourse on regional energy issues in Australia

Morgan, Kerri, Cheong, Marc and Bedingfield, Susan 2018, "Power to the people!": Social media discourse on regional energy issues in Australia, Australasian journal of information systems, vol. 22, doi: 10.3127/ajis.v22i0.1678.

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Title "Power to the people!": Social media discourse on regional energy issues in Australia
Author(s) Morgan, KerriORCID iD for Morgan, Kerri orcid.org/0000-0002-7263-8340
Cheong, Marc
Bedingfield, Susan
Journal name Australasian journal of information systems
Volume number 22
Total pages 22
Publisher University of Canberra
Place of publication Bruce, A.C.T.
Publication date 2018-01
ISSN 1449-8618
Summary © 2018 Morgan, Cheong & Bedingfield. Social media provides people from all socio-economic sectors with the opportunity to voice their opinions. Platforms such as Twitter provide the means to share one's opinion with little effort and cost. But do these media empower everyday people to make their voice heard? In this research, we introduce a novel approach for investigating the voice of different Twitter groups on social media platforms, by combining text clustering and an analysis of cliques in the resulting network. We focus on a case study using Twitter interactions with respect to energy issues, in particular the closure of coal-fired power stations such as Hazelwood. Implications from this study will benefit stakeholders from governments to industry to the 'common man', in understanding how discourse on social media reflects public consumer sentiment.
Language eng
DOI 10.3127/ajis.v22i0.1678
Field of Research 0806 Information Systems
1503 Business And Management
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2018, Morgan, Cheong & Bedingfield
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30116984

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