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Commitments and Obligations: Two Small Nonprofits’ Use of Social Media
Glotfelter, Angela M

2017, Master of Arts, Miami University, English.
This thesis argues for studying social media as a cultural and contextual practice, caught up in networks of actors that constitute and construct a given context and that influence compositions before, during, and after creation. Ultimately, the author proposes a heuristic that helps researchers break down or revise measures to better accommodate the ways in which social media is being used; recognize social media as influenced by actors that both constitute and construct a cultural context; acknowledge expanded notions of kairos and rhetorical success; and engage ethically and reciprocally with community partners. Such an approach allows researchers, teachers, and practitioners to not only better accommodate the affordances and constraints of individual research sites, but also to better understand social media practices so that we can better navigate complex contexts and create content that accommodates the differing needs of various situations and audiences, teaching our students to do the same.
Michele Simmons (Committee Chair)
Timothy Lockridge (Committee Member)
James Porter (Committee Member)
80 p.

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