Emergent Collaboration on Twitter: A Case Study of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement

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This paper explores the organizing elements that foster emergent collaboration within large-scale communities on online social platforms like Twitter. This study is based on a case study of the #BlackLivesMatter social movement and draws on organizing dynamics and online social network literature, combined with the analysis of 2050 tweets collected from days where the movement had high levels of activity. Drawing on the literature review, we propose a framework consisting of three organizing elements: structure, engagement, and communicative content that are essential in analyzing online collaboration. This paper uses this framework to analyze the collected tweets and identify how actors organize and engage in large-scale communities founded by emergent online collaboration. This paper identifies characteristics of how these key elements and a dynamic interplay between the two logics of action foster emergent collaboration in social movements using Twitter.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProceedings of the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2018
Antal sider10
UdgivelsesstedHonolulu
ForlagHawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)
Publikationsdato2018
Sider2193-2202
ISBN (Trykt)9780998133119
StatusUdgivet - 2018
BegivenhedThe 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. HICSS 2018 - Waikoloa Village, USA
Varighed: 3 jan. 20186 jan. 2018
Konferencens nummer: 51
http://www.urbanccd.org/events/2018/1/3/hawaii-international-conference-on-system-sciences-hicss-51

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KonferenceThe 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. HICSS 2018
Nummer51
LandUSA
ByWaikoloa Village
Periode03/01/201806/01/2018
Internetadresse
NavnProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
ISSN1060-3425

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