Citation of Mass Media Resources in Social Network
ELENA N. FOKINA1, NATALYA I. NIKITINA2,3 & MARINA V. VINOGRADOVA3
1Tyumen Industrial University, Russian Federation
2Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University, Russian Federation
3Russian State Social University, Russian Federation
© Media Watch 9 (3) 361-371, 2018
The role of social networks in the formation of collective behaviour and a sustainable point of view/position regarding the information events or facts is studied herein. The purpose of the study is to analyse the reaction of the users of popular social networks, expressed in quotations and responses to the messages of mass media resources. A statistical measure of interest in the media news is identified through unique messages from queries on the topic. The approach used is aimed at improving the scientific argumentation on the assumption of a direct relationship between these phenomena. The empirical evaluation is carried out according to the data obtained from the Russian segment of social networks. The trends in the distribution of media content in social media and social networks are revealed using structural and correlation analysis. It is determined that the publications in online media correlate directly with the activities of social networks and are caused by the release of one or another information event. The results of the study also convincingly point out that the importance of the media resources, expanding due to the integration of social networks, increases, while the classical model of online media (media edition as own website) is gradually losing popularity and audience.