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Voting with your ‘Like’: Investigating democratic values in the community of Facebook

December 7, 2017

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by Seow Yongzhi Alexis de Tocqueville observed in 1835 that in the transition from aristocracy to democracy, the tight hierarchical organisation of society dissolved into a broad horizontal mass of equal individuals. The challenge for democratic organisation, characterised by social equality, was collective organisation without a built-in leader. Tocqueville’s solution was the newspaper that could […]

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