Together with Jon Hickman, I’ve been working on a research project that examines a Twitter-based community of The West Wing fans. The fans use Twitter accounts to perform as characters from the show, and we’ve been observing their output and interviewed nine of the participants. I’ve just shared some findings from our study over at the On/Off Screen blog, where I discuss how the fans negotiate the structures of Twitter, and what implications that might have for their performances. Please pop over if you’d like to read more about our work.

Birmingham Centre For Media And Cultural Research

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