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

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Abstract

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.
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.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2018
Number of pages10
Place of PublicationHonolulu
PublisherHawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)
Date2018
Pages2193-2202
ISBN (Print)9780998133119
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
EventThe 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. HICSS 2018 - Waikoloa Village, United States
Duration: 3 Jan 20186 Jan 2018
Conference number: 51
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Conference

ConferenceThe 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. HICSS 2018
Number51
CountryUnited States
CityWaikoloa Village
Period03/01/201806/01/2018
Internet address
SeriesProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
ISSN1060-3425

Keywords

  • Social movements and social technologies
  • #BlackLivesMatter movement
  • Collective action
  • Connective action
  • Emergent collaboration
  • Twitter

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Lundgaard, D., Razmerita, L., & Tan, C-W. (2018). Emergent Collaboration on Twitter: A Case Study of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement. In Proceedings of the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2018 (pp. 2193-2202). Honolulu: Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS). Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, DOI: 10125/50162
Lundgaard, Daniel ; Razmerita, Liana ; Tan, Chee-Wee. / Emergent Collaboration on Twitter : A Case Study of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement. Proceedings of the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2018. Honolulu : Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), 2018. pp. 2193-2202 (Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences).
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Lundgaard, D, Razmerita, L & Tan, C-W 2018, Emergent Collaboration on Twitter: A Case Study of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement. in Proceedings of the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2018. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), Honolulu, Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, pp. 2193-2202, Waikoloa Village, United States, 03/01/2018. DOI: 10125/50162

Emergent Collaboration on Twitter : A Case Study of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement. / Lundgaard, Daniel ; Razmerita, Liana; Tan, Chee-Wee.

Proceedings of the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2018. Honolulu : Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), 2018. p. 2193-2202.

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Lundgaard D, Razmerita L, Tan C-W. Emergent Collaboration on Twitter: A Case Study of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement. In Proceedings of the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2018. Honolulu: Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS). 2018. p. 2193-2202. (Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences). Available from, DOI: 10125/50162