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Understanding how overseas Filipino workers engage on national issues in Pinoy OFW Facebook page

Caguio, Regine and Lomboy, Olga (2014) Understanding how overseas Filipino workers engage on national issues in Pinoy OFW Facebook page. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 155. pp. 417-421. ISSN 1877-0428

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The Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) community is an important sector of the Philippines not only because of their economic contribution through remittances but also through their participation in national issues.Though dispersed in various countries, they converge in online communities such as the Pinoy OFW Facebook.Through content analysis, it was observed that participation in the threads is greater than interaction among OFWs.There were more tourists (likers) compared with the number of minglers, devotees, and insiders combined.Participation and interaction is higher when a thread appeals to emotion.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: International Conference on Communication and Media 2014 (i-COME’14), Organised by School of Multimedia Technology and Communication, UUM, 18 - 20 October, 2014, Holiday Villa Beach Hotel and Resort, Langkawi, Malaysia.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Overseas Filipino Workers; OFWs; national issue, nationalism; communication behaviour
Subjects: J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: School of Multimedia Technology & Communication
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2015 03:26
Last Modified: 12 May 2016 01:33
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/13064

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