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Analysing the Role of Twitter as Informational Source


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1 Amity University, NOIDA, India
 

.With the rising usage of technology and internet, social media has become a grand phenomenon in the field of providing information, with Twitter being a major player in the game. The study aims to find out how people rely on Twitter as a trustworthy informational source. With social media being on such a rise in terms of popularity, this study aims to understand where Twitter stands amongst the other social media platforms. A survey of 500 people was conducted for this study. A set of questions was randomly circulated across social media platforms. The study was conducted in Delhi-NCR and included responses from people of diversified age, professional backgrounds, societies and opinions. The research in the said field started in 2007, after which substantial research was conducted on Twitter and its effectiveness as an information provider till around 2010. Although following that not much research has taken place. After an adequate hiatus, researches were resumed in 2015 and has been a matter of conversation till 2017. But studies conducted after that has been few. In conclusion, this study is to understand to what extent can Twitter be considered as a valid and trustworthy informational source. Information is of the primary essence in today’s world and social media, alongside newspapers and TV, has played a considerable part in providing the masses with information. Twitter being a humongous part of social media has turned out to be a primary source of providing information in today’s world.

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Twitter, Informational source, Information, Survey.
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Sovit Sarkar
Amity University, NOIDA, India

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.With the rising usage of technology and internet, social media has become a grand phenomenon in the field of providing information, with Twitter being a major player in the game. The study aims to find out how people rely on Twitter as a trustworthy informational source. With social media being on such a rise in terms of popularity, this study aims to understand where Twitter stands amongst the other social media platforms. A survey of 500 people was conducted for this study. A set of questions was randomly circulated across social media platforms. The study was conducted in Delhi-NCR and included responses from people of diversified age, professional backgrounds, societies and opinions. The research in the said field started in 2007, after which substantial research was conducted on Twitter and its effectiveness as an information provider till around 2010. Although following that not much research has taken place. After an adequate hiatus, researches were resumed in 2015 and has been a matter of conversation till 2017. But studies conducted after that has been few. In conclusion, this study is to understand to what extent can Twitter be considered as a valid and trustworthy informational source. Information is of the primary essence in today’s world and social media, alongside newspapers and TV, has played a considerable part in providing the masses with information. Twitter being a humongous part of social media has turned out to be a primary source of providing information in today’s world.

Keywords


Twitter, Informational source, Information, Survey.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.20968/rpm%2F2021%2Fv19%2F2%2F167619