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Special thanks to the Skees Family Foundation for their belief in this project and for being the first grantmaker to support it. Fund , and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation for their support of this guide. Boundless appreciation to the Nathan Cummings Foundation , and especially Maurine Knighton and Brandi Stewart , for being an outstanding partner with Working Narratives since the beginning. Thanks for editorial support to consulting editor Ross Mudrick, and copy editor Case Edwards. Many thanks to The Chronicle of Philanthropy , where some of the material in this guide was first published. It looked at the recent history of storytelling and social change; reviewed the theories of change behind this work; provided case studies of 10 projects and their funders; offered guidance on every stage of grantmaking; included sidebar interviews and other features; and listed resources for additional exploration. The guide also featured a foreword by playwright and actress Anna Deavere Smith, and an afterword from philanthropy expert Gara LaMarche.
Philip N. Howard, Malcolm R. This introductory essay highlights the key findings, methodological tool kit, and production process of this Special Issue. We argue that communication researchers are uniquely positioned to analyze the relationships between social media and political change in careful and nuanced ways, in terms of both causes and consequences. Finally, we offer a working definition of social media, based on the diverse and considered uses of the term by the contributors to the collection. Social media consists of a the information infrastructure and tools used to produce and distribute content that has individual value but reflects shared values; b the content that takes the digital form of personal messages, news, ideas, that becomes cultural products; and c the people, organizations, and industries that produce and consume both the tools and the content.
The social impact of research has usually been analysed through the scientific outcomes produced under the auspices of the research. The growth of scholarly content in social media and the use of altmetrics by researchers to track their work facilitate the advancement in evaluating the impact of research. However, there is a gap in the identification of evidence of the social impact in terms of what citizens are sharing on their social media platforms. This article applies a social impact in social media methodology SISM to identify quantitative and qualitative evidence of the potential or real social impact of research shared on social media, specifically on Twitter and Facebook. We define the social impact coverage ratio SICOR to identify the percentage of tweets and Facebook posts providing information about potential or actual social impact in relation to the total amount of social media data found related to specific research projects. We selected 10 projects in different fields of knowledge to calculate the SICOR, and the results indicate that 0.
This chapter presents developmental mechanisms by which new media drive development toward increasing individualism. This theory predicts that new media communication technologies will everywhere push development toward increasing individualism. Cultural nuances—history, philosophical traditions, and institutions established prior to the proliferation of communication technologies—may also influence how youth and families use new media. The authors propose that greater intergenerational tensions arise with rapid technological change.
Language: English Spanish French. The first technological revolutions go all the way back to the Stone, Bronze, and Iron Ages, when the transformation of material was the driving force in the Schumpeterian process of creative destruction. The current metaparadigm focuses on the transformation of information. Every 2.
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Sarah Joseph , Monash University Follow. In this Essay, the role of social media in progressive political change is examined in the context of the Arab Spring uprisings. An account of the Arab Spring to date is then given, including the apparent role of social media. Finally, the role, responsibility, and accountability of social media companies in facilitating revolution are discussed.
Social Media and Social Change. Noureddine Miladi, PhD. Qatar University. Doha, Qatar. Abstract. The growing impact of new media around.
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