A Phenomenological Study on the Political Participation of SNS Users: Focusing on by-election for mayor of Seoul in 26. Oct.

SNS 이용자의 정치참여에 대한 현상학적 연구: 10.26 서울시장 보궐선거를 중심으로

  • Kang, Jin-Suk (Dept. of Mass Communication, Chung-Ang University) ;
  • Kim, Ji-Yeon (Dept. of Mass Communication, Chung-Ang University)
  • 강진숙 (중앙대학교 신문방송학부) ;
  • 김지연 (중앙대학교 신문방송학부)
  • Received : 2013.02.28
  • Accepted : 2013.04.25
  • Published : 2013.05.15


This study is aimed to draw the meaning and possibility of political participation of the SNS users through a phenomenological analysis of participation and awareness of authentication shot for vote of the users. Especially, the reason for focusing on 'SNS vote authentication shot' is because the creative imagination of the users and the meaning and possibility of collective intelligence are drew while citizens are participating in political activities for themselves. Theory resources are based on technical imagination of Vil$\acute{e}$m Flusser that is concerned with users and political practice in the New Media Era, creative imaginer and discussions of collective intelligence of Pierre L$\acute{e}$vy. Based on these theoretical discussions, it is aimed to select the SNS users experienced in authentication shot for the by-election for mayor of Seoul in 26. Oct. 2011 and to use phenomenological analysis model on materials collected after in-depth interview. The researchers take contextual circumstance into consideration for experiences of study participants sticking to SNS users' opinions and intersubjectivity and approach prejudice of their experiences to untouched structure of phenomenon and meaning. It is because a phenomenological study exploring "the own meaning of 'die Sachen'" is 'strict study' and method focusing on the political participation of SNS users itself.