A Little Bird Told Me, So I Didn't Believe It: Twitter, Credibility, and Issue Perceptions

Mike Schmierbach, Anne Oeldorf-Hirsch

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Abstract

This article investigates how media use of the microblogging tool Twitter affects perceptions of the issue covered and the credibility of the information. In contrast to prior studies showing that ordinary blogs are often judged credible, especially by their users, data from 2 experiments show that Twitter is considered less credible than various forms of stories posted on a newspaper Web site, and fails to convey importance as well as a newspaper or blog.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)317-337
Number of pages21
JournalCommunication Quarterly
Volume60
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Communication

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