ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL MEDIA AS A TOOL OF CITIZEN PARTICIPATION IN GOVERNMENT

The research is set out to analyse social media as tool for citizen participation in government. It is essential to carry our this study especially in this era as citizens are no longer passive audience rather an active audience who are part of information gathering unlike in the days of government media monopoly and hegemony. The research was anchored on Technological Determinism Theory and Social Media Networking Viral Model. Convenience sampling technique was adopted to select respondents in major strategic locations within Lagos state and 40 respondents were picked each from Oshodi, Ojota, Ikeja, Mushin/Ladipo and Yaba/Akoka making the sample …READ MORE …