The use of social media in the Finnish Parliament Elections 2011

Julkaisun otsikon käännös: Sosiaalisen median käyttö eduskuntavaaleissa 2011

Tutkimustuotos: Kirja/raporttiKirjaTieteellinen


The report briefly outlines the role of online social media in the Finnish Parliament Elections of 17 April 2011. The main objective is to produce basic knowledge about the use of social media by the elected Members of Parliament (MPs) for a four week period: three weeks before and one week after the elections. To achieve this goal, the study examined the online social media profiles of MPs, focusing on their use of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blog platforms and Flickr. Overall, despite expectations of a significant effect that social media might have had in the elections, the majority of the current MPs have not displayed any extensive use of the social media as a tool to communicate with constituents. However, all parties, now recognized as leading in the Finnish Parliament, have registered their accounts in and actively use almost all social media considered in the study.
Julkaisun otsikon käännösSosiaalisen median käyttö eduskuntavaaleissa 2011
KustantajaUniversity of Helsinki, Communication Research Centre
ISBN (elektroninen)ISBN 978-952-10-8251-1
TilaJulkaistu - 2012
OKM-julkaisutyyppiD5 Kustannettu ammatillinen kirja, oppikirja, ammatillinen käsi- tai opaskirja taikka sanakirja


NimiMedia and Communication Studies Research Reports
KustantajaCommunication Research Centre CRC, Department of Social Research, University of Helsinki
ISSN (painettu)1799-7933
ISSN (elektroninen)1799-7941


  • 518 Media- ja viestintätieteet
  • social media
  • politics
  • elections

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