Social Media

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2015

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Department of Maritime Management Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri

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The recent trend of democratization and the advancement in the information and communication, technology have created a lot of awareness on the global development towards the social media. This situation has recently attracted a huge interest from researchers particularly in the field of social sciences. The emergence of the social media in contemporary times is changing the face of governance and democracy. in spite of the deep-rooted cultures of secrecy in the polity particularly in the political and bureaucratic hierarchies, the social media as a trend is fast becoming a veritable tool for a transformational agenda for transparency and accountability which are the pillars of democracy and good governance...

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Democracy, good governance, social media, information

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