Today, it is seen that people have the opportunity to access and use political information more quickly through the information age and possibilities of new media. Advances in New communication technologies have led to the emergence of the concept of social media, along with the concepts of new media and Web 2.0. This has set the stage for the production of interactive, two-way communication content by users on social media networks. Studies on this subject focus on the innovations, benefits and harms of new media platforms and technologies in terms of politics and political participation. Social media is a crucial factor in participatory democracies, making it easier for citizens to participate in politics. The effectiveness of social media tools in directing the public has been tested in the public uprisings against the Middle Eastern regimes such as the Arab Spring. The aim of this study is to explain the changes, innovations and opportunities created by social media as a method and scope in “Political Participation”, which is one of the most fundamental subjects of political science.
Social Media, Political Prticipation, Public Opinion