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Lokalpolisen på Facebook: En kvantitativ studie om polisen i Växjö och Alvesta och deras "Gillare"
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The local Police on Facebook : A quantitative study of the Police in Växjö and Alvesta and their "Likers" (English)
Abstract [en]

The value of an organization’s availability and transparency towards the public whenever and wherever it is necessary has increased. Internet and the social networks have become essential to most of the citizens of Sweden but for organizations social networking still is an area that is relatively unexplored. As the Internet and social media progresses it becomes a greater part of people’s lives, which leads to more demands but also a great amount of possibilities for the organizations that participate in this technical revolution.

The purpose of this quantitative study is to examine if and how the people receiving the information published on the Växjö and Alvesta police department’s Facebook-page are considering Facebook as a channel of communication. The study is based on survey responses from users Liking the Facebook page Polisen i Växjö/Alvesta.

By analyzing our findings we discovered that although people where interested in taking part of the information they were not too eager to participate in the conversation by for example making comments, however the average reliance for the police had increased since the respondents started Liking the Facebook page. Facebook is a good place for citizens to connect with authorities such as the police, getting the information that they want faster and easier and making the organization more transparent to the audience.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 59 p.
Keyword [en]
Social networks, The Police, Authorities, Public relations, Recipients, Facebook, Communication
Keyword [sv]
Sociala nätverk, Polisen, Myndigheter, Publika relationer, Mottagare, Facebook, Kommunikation
National Category
Media and Communications
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-26754OAI: diva2:630220
Subject / course
Media and Communications Science
Educational program
Media Management Programme, 180 credits
Available from: 2013-06-20 Created: 2013-06-18 Last updated: 2013-06-20Bibliographically approved

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