The impact of ‘super-participants’ on everyday political talk

Scott Wright

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This article analyses the impact of “super-participants” – people who create lots of content, set the agenda, or moderate debates – on everyday online political talk in a non-political online discussion forum – or “third space”. The article finds that there was extensive evidence of super-participation in the forum, and that they did impact the nature of political talk.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-172
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Language and Politics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Online community
  • Online deliberation
  • Political communication
  • Political talk
  • Super-participants
  • Third space

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