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Digital Rights, Media and Practice: The Right to Bear Arms in the Information Age

Description: Presentation for the 2012 Digital Frontiers Conference. The author discusses digital rights, media and practice and reviews issues pertaining to image making in the public sphere, mobile technologies, and the rights of individuals in an era of increased governmental surveillance.
Date: September 21, 2012
Creator: Papić, Mariette
Partner: UNT Digital Scholarship Cooperative (DiSCo)

Social Media on Schedule

Description: Presentation for the 2013 Digital Frontiers Annual Conference. In this presentation, the author discusses scheduled social media updates at the Texas Archive of the Moving Image.
Date: September 20, 2013
Creator: Hansen, Elizabeth
Partner: UNT Digital Scholarship Cooperative (DiSCo)

Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, Volume 46, Number 3, Fall 2015

Description: Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling is the official publication of the National Rehabilitation Counseling Association (NRCA). The JARC is published quarterly, Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. JARC is a journal of opinion and research in professional rehabilitation counseling and addresses the needs of individuals employed in a wide variety of work settings and with wide-ranging professional interests. In this edition of JARC (Vol. 46, No.3), the following articles were included: -Operationalizing Compassion in the VR Process (James M. Grover) -Education and Employment Outcomes from the RSA Data File for Transition-Age African American, White, and Hispanic Youth with Learning Disabilities (Eun Ji, James Schaller, Barbara Pazey, and Kate Glynn) -An Exploration of Work Incentive Benefits Specialists' Experiences (Ellie C. Hartman, Catherine A. Anderson, Jacob Yuichung Chan, Juliet H. Fried, & John W. Lui) -Forgiveness and Disability: Reconsideration of Forgiveness as a Vital Component of the Rehabilitation Counseling Profession (Susan Stuntzner & Jacquelyn Dalton) -Boundaries with Social Media: Ethical Considerations for Rehabilitation Professionals (Ashley K. Crtalic, Reg L. Gibbs, Matthew E. Sprong, & Tom F. Dell)
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Date: Autumn 2015
Creator: National Rehabilitation Counseling Association (U.S.)
Partner: UNT Libraries

CSLA Gets Social with Facebook and Twitter

Description: Presentation for the 2013 Church and Synagogue Library Association (CSLA) Annual Conference. Timely CSLA information is available through social media and provides members another avenue of communication. This presentation discusses how easy it is for members to learn to use Twitter and Facebook for keeping up to date on library issues and promoting libraries.
Date: July 29, 2013
Creator: Cutchin, Cheryl; Hartsock, Ralph & Shufeldt, Pat
Partner: UNT Libraries

Journalist as Information Provider: Examining the One-Voice Model of a Corporate Sports Account

Description: While journalists were once viewed as gatekeepers, dispensing news and information via one-way communication channels, their role as information provider has evolved. Nowhere is this more apparent than on the social networking site Twitter, where information seekers have unprecedented access to information providers. The two-way communication that these information seekers have come to expect can be challenging for organizations such as ESPN who have multiple Twitter accounts and millions of followers. By designating one team of people as responsible for the organization's largest Twitter account, SportsCenter, ESPN has sought to establish manageable methods of interacting with this account's followers, while furthering the goals of the organization and providing sports news around the clock. This study provides a better understanding of the group responsible for ESPN's SportsCenter Twitter account: the motivation and strategies behind the group's Twitter use as well as the dynamics of this network, such as information flow and collaboration. Relying on the Information Seeking and Communication Model, this study also provides a better understanding of information exchanges with those outside the network, specifically a selection of the account's Twitter followers. Additionally, the role of journalist as information provider and certain themes that emerged from the content of the tweets are discussed. The research employed social network analysis and exploratory, descriptive case study methods. The results of this study contribute to social network and information theory as well as to journalistic and information science practice.
Date: August 2016
Creator: Norris, Tiffany D.
Partner: UNT Libraries

APPS.gov NOW

Description: This website contains information about social media tools that can be used by federal employees and departments, such as blogs, wikis, and forums.
Date: June 7, 2011
Creator: United States. General Services Administration. Office of Citizen Services and Innnovative Technologies. Center for New Media and Citizen Engagement.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Packaging Twitter Data for the Repository

Description: Presentation within a panel on social media during the Third International Workshop on Web Archiving and Digital Libraries at the 2016 Joint Conferece for Digital Libraries. This presentation discusses the inclusion of twitter data within the UNT Data Repository.
Date: June 23, 2016
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward
Partner: UNT Libraries Digital Projects Unit

An Integrative Model of eHealth Communication: a Study of 18-30 Year Old College Students

Description: eHealth is commonly defined as health services and information provided through the Internet and related technologies. Health educators have taken advantage of Internet and social media venues to disseminate health information essential to health risk management, disease prevention, and disease management and did not have a validated theoretical model to explain their experiences. The goal of this study was to create and test an integrated model of eHealth communication specific to 18-30 year old college students based on five research questions that identified and confirmed the factors most highly correlated with the presentation of health information on Internet or social media venues that improve eHealth literacy and provoke eHealth behavioral intention among college students. A sample of over 1400 18-30 year old college students was surveyed about their general and health information related use of the Internet and social media. As a result of exploratory factor analysis and subsequent structural equation modeling, the proposed theoretical model was revised and tested for statistical power. Two revised integrative models of eHealth communication, one for Internet and one for social media, were developed and validated. The model for social media shows statistically significant paths throughout the model; however, the model for the Internet reveals that the path between two constructs and Online Health Behavior are not statistically significant and is worthy of further examination. This study has important practical implications for eHealth educators, organizations dedicated to informing the public about specific diseases or health promotion techniques, health practitioners seeking improved strategies for effective eHealth message design, and to health information professionals.
Date: August 2014
Creator: Prybutok, Gayle
Partner: UNT Libraries

Evaluating Semantic Internalization Among Users of an Online Review Platform

Description: The present study draws on recent sociological literature that argues that the study of cognition and culture can benefit from theories of embodied cognition. The concept of semantic internalization is introduced, which is conceptualized as the ability to perceive and articulate the topics that are of most concern to a community as they are manifested in social discourse. Semantic internalization is partly an application of emotional intelligence in the context of community-level discourse. Semantic internalization is measured through the application of Latent Semantic Analysis. Furthermore, it is investigated whether this ability is related to an individual’s social capital and habitus. The analysis is based on data collected from the online review platform yelp.com.
Date: August 2015
Creator: Zaras, Dimitrios
Partner: UNT Libraries

Three Essays on Social Media: the Effect of Motivation, Participation, and Sentiment on Performance

Description: In recent years, social media has experienced tremendous growth in the number of users. Facebook alone has more than 1.3 billion active users and Twitter has attracted over 600 million active users. Social media has significantly changed the way humans communicate. Many people use social media to keep in touch with family and friends and receive up-to-date information about what happens around the world. Politicians are using social media to support their campaigns. Use of social media is not restricted to individuals and politicians. Businesses are now using social media to promote their products and services. Many companies maintain Facebook and Twitter accounts to keep in touch with their customers. Consumers also use social media to receive information about products/services. Online product reviews are now an important source of information for consumers. This dissertation aims to address one fundamental research question: how do individual differences among users lead to different levels of performance on social media? More specifically, this dissertation investigates the motivations of use and the predictors of performance in the context of social media. We utilize sentiment mining to predict performance in different types of social media including information diffusion in Twitter and helpfulness and readership of online consumer reviews. The results show how different motivations lead to different levels of participation in social media and level of participation consequently influences performance. We also find that sentiment of the messages posted on social media significantly influence their performance.
Date: August 2015
Creator: Salehan, Mohammad
Partner: UNT Libraries

Perspectives on Cultural Context: The Use of an Online Participatory Learning Environment as an Expansion of the Museum Visit

Description: Technology offers opportunities for museums to expand the ways in which cultural perspectives relevant to objects on display can be exchanged and understood. Multimedia content offered online in an environment with user input capabilities can encourage dialogue and enrich visitor experiences of museums. This action research project using narrative analysis was an effort to develop the use of web technology in museum education practice, with an emphasis on constructivist learning. Concepts including the visitor-centered museum and multiple narratives led the researcher to collaborate with a pre-service art teacher education classroom and a local Hindu community to create content that might better develop understandings of one museum's Hindu sculpture collection that are personal, cultural, and complex.
Date: August 2010
Creator: Sreenan, Patrick N.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Social Media: Federal Agencies Need Policies and Procedures for Managing and Protecting Information They Access and Disseminate

Description: A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "Federal agencies increasingly use recently developed Internet technologies that allow individuals or groups to create, organize, comment on, and share online content. The use of these social media services-- including popular Web sites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube-- has been endorsed by President Obama and provides opportunities for agencies to more readily share information with and solicit feedback from the public. However, these services may also pose risks to the adequate protection of both personal and government information. GAO was asked to (1) describe how federal agencies are currently using commercially provided social media services and (2) determine the extent to which agencies have developed and implemented policies and procedures for managing and protecting information associated with this use. To do this, GAO examined the headquarters-level Facebook pages, Twitter accounts, and YouTube channels of 24 major federal agencies; reviewed pertinent policies, procedures, and guidance; and interviewed officials involved in agency use of social media.."
Date: June 28, 2011
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Personal Response to Digital Frontiers Roundtable: Justin Strickland Hoff

Description: This response paper is for Dr. Jennifer Way's graduate art history seminar on 20th-21st century art. Students in Way's seminar attended 'Social Media and Digital Communities: A Roundtable Discussion,' a session featured at the Digital Frontiers 2012 conference. Way charged her students with writing a short paper to explore connections between the roundtable and their seminar studies. What follows is a short paper by graduate student, Justin Strickland Hoff.
Date: September 21, 2012
Creator: Hoff, Justin Strickland
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Personal Response to Digital Frontiers Roundtable: Ann Howington

Description: This response paper is for Dr. Jennifer Way's graduate art history seminar on 20th-21st century art. Students in Way's seminar attended 'Social Media and Digital Communities: A Roundtable Discussion,' a session featured at the Digital Frontiers 2012 conference. Way charged her students with writing a short paper to explore connections between the roundtable and their seminar studies. What follows is a short paper by graduate student, Ann Howington.
Date: September 21, 2012
Creator: Howington, Ann
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design