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A-List Twitter Users in Korea`s Political Tweet Sphere
Hsu, Chien-Leng; Park, Ji-Young; Park, Han-Woo;
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This study examines A-list users in the Twitter network of National Assembly members in South Korea. An examination of some socio-geographic characteristics of these A-list users indicates that the distribution of these users in terms of their geographic location and social status can be understood in the context of the Korean social structure. In addition, an examination of Tweets posted by these users shows that half of these users had negative attitudes toward the current administration and that some Tweets contained emotional terms.
Twitter;Politician;A-list User;National Assembly;
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