"We see evidence that new media are facilitating participatory politics -
interactive, peer-based acts through which individuals and groups seek to
exert both voice and influence on issues of public concern. While these
kinds of acts have always occured, evidence suggests that new media are
providing new opportunities for political voice and action, thus increasing
the role of participatory politics in public life."

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AuthorMerove Heifetz