YPP Network Description

The MacArthur Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics (YPP) formed out of recognition that youth are critical to the future of democracy and that the digital age is introducing technological changes that are impacting how youth develop into informed, engaged, and effective actors.

The Personal Is Political on Social Media: Online Civic Expression Patterns and Pathways Among Civically Engaged Youth
by Emily C. Weinstein
January 1, 2014
Social media have dramatically altered the communication landscape, offering novel contexts for individual expression. But how do youth who are civically engaged off­line manage opportunities   for civic expression on social media?