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Petition growth and success rates on the UK No. 10 Downing Street website

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Now that so much of collective action takes place online, web-generated data can further understanding of the mechanics of Internet-based mobilisation. This trace data offers social science researchers the potential for new forms of analysis, using real-time transactional data based on entire populations, rather than sample-based surveys of what people think they did or might do. This paper uses a ‘big data’ approach to track the growth of over 8,000 petitions to the UK Government on the No. ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1145/2464464.2464518

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University of Oxford
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Oxford, UAS, IT Services, Oxford Internet Institute
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, SSD, Oxford Internet Institute
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, SSD, Oxford Internet Institute
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Association for Computing Machinery*Publisher name* Publisher's website
Volume:
abs/1304.0588
Pages:
132-138
Publication date:
2013-05-05
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uuid:356f5a09-bf21-4800-b96e-a8635d1112dc
Source identifiers:
425797
Local pid:
pubs:425797
ISBN:
9781450318891

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