On the (in)effectiveness of the Share/Tweet button: A study in the context of idea management for civic participation

Jorge Saldivar, Carlos Rodriguez, Florian Daniel, Fabio Casati, Luca Cernuzzi

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The authors study the practice of promoting idea campaigns in social networks via the well-known Share/Tweet button. They analyze data about 53 civic participation initiatives collected from IdeaScale, one of the leading online idea management platforms today, and unveil a considerable misconception about the effectiveness of the practice. The article highlights open challenges and suggests a set of alternative techniques to leverage on the ideation capacity of social networks.

Original languageEnglish
JournalIEEE Internet Computing
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 16 Jun 2017


  • civic participation
  • Correlation
  • Facebook
  • idea management
  • Internet
  • Object recognition
  • share/tweet button
  • social networks
  • Technological innovation
  • Twitter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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