Stephen M. Caliendo, Suzanne Chod, and William Muck (North Central College): If We Can't Reach 'EM, Maybe Mayor @Corybooker Can: Using Twitter to Increase Political Interest Among Introduction to American Government Students. Libby Hemphill, Aron Culotta, and Matthew Heston (IIT): Framing in Social Media: How the US Congress Uses Twitter Hashtags to Frame Political Issues. Ben Epstein (DePaul): From the Fireside Chats to the First Political Tweet: The Origin and Diffusion of Political Communication Innovations from the Radio to the Internet. Andrew Roback and Libby Hemphill (IIT): How Constituents Lobby Members of Congress on Twitter. Tetsuro Kobayashi (NII) and Yu Ichifuji (ROIS): Tweets that Matter: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment in Japan. Jana Marie (Hutchinson) Bridwell (Emory): Twitter, Texting, and Street Demonstrations: Assessing Social Media's Political Relevance for Citizen Empowerment. Anne L. Washington and David Morar (George Mason), Fernando Parra (UTEP), and Jason Thatcher and Kyle LePrevost (Clemson): What is the Correlation between Twitter, Polls and the Popular Vote in the 2012 Presidential Election? David Carr on campaign journalism in the age of Twitter. Did Twitter kill the “boys on the bus”? Peter Hamby on searching for a better way to cover a campaign. Who do members of Congress follow on Twitter? Dan Amira investigates. Why hasn't Twitter replaced email in politics? Colin Delany wonders.

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