I just came across the website of the Social Media and Political Participation conference, which took place in Florence this May.
Below is the presentation by Henry Farrel (from the Monkey Cage) on Cognitive Democracy and the Internet, followed by links to the papers.
Cognitive Democracy and the Internet Henry Farrell, George Washington University
Politics 2.0: The Multifaceted Effect of Broadband Internet on Political Participation Francesco Sobbrio, European University Institute
Birds of the Same Feather Tweet Together: Bayesian Ideal Point Estimation Using Twitter Data Pablo Barbera, New York University
Politicians Go Social. Estimating Intra-Party Heterogeneity (and its Effects) through the Analysis of Social Media Andrea Ceron, University of Milan
Connective Action in European Mass Protest Eva Anduiza, Autonomous University of Barcelona
The Bridges and Brokers of Global Campaigns in the Context of Social Media Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon, Oxford Internet Institute
The Rise and Decline of the “Occupy Wall Street” Movement from a Digital Perspective Alessandro Flammini, University of Indiana
Is the Internet Good or Bad for Politics? Yes. Let’s talk about How and Why Zeynep Tufekci, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Follow the leader! Dynamics and Patterns of Activity among the Followers of the Main Italian Political Leaders during the 2013 General Election Campaign Cristian Vaccari, New York University and University of Bologna
Social Networks, Peer Pressure and Protest Participation Alexey Makarin, New Economic School, Moscow
Mobilizing Online Data to Understand Offline Mobilization: Two Attempts at Online Observational Research in Russia Sam Greene, King’s College London