Social Media Experiences at County Level: The case of the State of Mexico

Social media started to be used in public administration in the 1990s. After the Web 2.0 tools impacted government websites, the new trend of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram were implemented in home pages. However, very little is known regarding the consequences of these new technologies and their relationship with citizens and public officials. TheContinue reading Social Media Experiences at County Level: The case of the State of Mexico

Toward an integrative assessment of open government: Proposing conceptual lenses and practical components

ABSTRACT: Open government, as a concept, should be understood through a holistic perspective. It is not enough to provide access to government information without redesigning processes and changing regulations. However, little work has been done to measure the components of open government and provide guidance for implementation. We argue that one way to start fillingContinue reading Toward an integrative assessment of open government: Proposing conceptual lenses and practical components

Media use during conflicts: Information seeking and political efficacy during the 2012 Mexican elections

ABSTRACT: Public access to accurate and reliable information is fundamental to democracy and democratic decision-making. In emerging democracies, during political crises or controversial elections, reliable information is often difficult to obtain. In authoritarian regimes, citizens’ perceptions of information reliability are tightly linked to trust in government, and both are typically low. Open government policies helpContinue reading Media use during conflicts: Information seeking and political efficacy during the 2012 Mexican elections

Vecinos y Redes Sociales: comunicación e interacción en el caso de @vecinodeteca

RESUMEN: Las relaciones de negocios y las empresas han comenzado a utilizar estas redes sociales electrónicas para impulsar sus marcas, sus productos y sus vínculos personales. Este artículo es parte de una línea de investigación que monitorea una red de vecinos que utiliza la plataforma Twitter para enviar mensajes y organizarse. Mediante una investigación longitudinalContinue reading Vecinos y Redes Sociales: comunicación e interacción en el caso de @vecinodeteca