Social Media and Expressive Citizenship Expressive Facebook Use and Interactive Political Expression

  • Ms. Shashini Gayanika ,Senior Lecturer / Head ,Department of Economics and Decision Sciences ,Faculty of Business

Substantial studies have investigated nature of citizenship and various aspects of conceptualization of citizenship from informed, dutiful to self-actualizing models. The main reason to this shift is due to political changes and its impact on civic engagement in political participation. Young generation in digital era is identified as transformed citizens from informed to expressive citizens. With heavy use of social media, especially Facebook this study examined the association between young Facebook users social and entertainment expressive Facebook use and their interactive political expression as an alternative model to traditional citizenship models.

Keywords—citizenship models, Social media, expressive use, political expression

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