Revista Digital Universitaria
Revista Digital Universitaria ISSN: 1607 - 6079 | Publicación mensual | 1 de junio de 2013 vol.14, No.6


Limits on the political use of social networks

José Luis Rosario Pelayo

With the use of "virtual social networking," social mobilization has been reorganized, in the sense that traditional social protest (the public square, marches, road blocks) takes place in a parallel process of information and communication. Given the distrust of citizens towards political institutions and the mass media, are seeking new forms of expression, but of information and interaction that can organize a new form of political participation. However, there are indicators that allow us to assess the political participation in social networks, which in advance, is not the same in all places where there are social movements.

Keywords: Public space; Internet; social networks; cyberspace; social movements; mass media; political participation.