The social media and civic engagement matrix
Finholt, Anders; Million, A.J.; Hemphill, Libby
- The social media and civic engagement matrix
- Finholt, Anders
- Million, A.J.
- Hemphill, Libby
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- Civic engagement
- Human-computer interaction (HCI)
- Societal norms
- Social media
- This poster presents a framework for classifying online civic behaviors expressed in social media. We draw attention to how engaged communities report high qualities of life, and then we argue prior research typically portrays engagements as positive and cooperative. We explain why prior studies seem to take the view they do and present findings from an interview study that suggests civic engagement often feels uncomfortable or negative. We propose a two-dimensional matrix of sociality and efficacy—the Social Media and Civic Engagement Matrix—that provides a useful theoretical tool for thinking about civic engagement activities. Finally, we conclude by outlining plans for future research using our framework.
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- iConference 2019 Proceedings
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- This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1822228.
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- Copyright 2019 Anders Finholt, A.J. Million, and Libby Hemphill
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