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Title:Networked Technologies and Exploded Context: The Case of Facebook Activism
Author(s):Burnett, Gary; Skinner, Julia
Subject(s):culture or communication studies
human information behavior
social media
Abstract:This poster examines the Facebook presence of two grassroots political movements as two distinct information worlds. Upon examining Facebook pages that supported and decried the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street movements, it was found that while there were some clear differences in ideology and information values, there was also a considerable amount of overlap in rhetorical approach and "positioning." Situating this behavior within Erdelez' (Burnett & Erdelez, 2010) idea of "exploded context," which conceptualizes context as always multiple, this research also offers the opportunity to explore barriers between the groups, and whether these are surmountable or an innate part of the groups' information worlds.
Issue Date:2014-03-01
Citation Info:Burnett, G., & Skinner, J. (2014). Networked Technologies and Exploded Context: The Case of Facebook Activism. In iConference 2014 Proceedings (p. 988 - 994). doi:10.9776/14337
Series/Report:iConference 2014 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Poster
Other Identifier(s):337
Publication Status:published
Peer Reviewed:yes
Rights Information:Copyright 2014 is held by the authors of individual items in the proceedings. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-02-28

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