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# Living/minimum wage : influential citizen talk in twitter. / Lorenzo-Dus, Nuria; Di Cristofaro, Matteo.

In: Discourse, Context and Media, Vol. 13, No. Part A, 09.2016, p. 40-50.

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Lorenzo-Dus, N & Di Cristofaro, M 2016, '# Living/minimum wage: influential citizen talk in twitter', Discourse, Context and Media, vol. 13, no. Part A, pp. 40-50. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dcm.2016.02.003

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Lorenzo-Dus, N., & Di Cristofaro, M. (2016). # Living/minimum wage: influential citizen talk in twitter. Discourse, Context and Media, 13(Part A), 40-50. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dcm.2016.02.003

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Lorenzo-Dus N, Di Cristofaro M. # Living/minimum wage: influential citizen talk in twitter. Discourse, Context and Media. 2016 Sep;13(Part A):40-50. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dcm.2016.02.003

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Lorenzo-Dus, Nuria ; Di Cristofaro, Matteo. / # Living/minimum wage : influential citizen talk in twitter. In: Discourse, Context and Media. 2016 ; Vol. 13, No. Part A. pp. 40-50.

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