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Social Media and the Black Travel Community: From Autonomous Space to Liberated Space

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Item Summary Sutherland, Tonia 2019-01-03T00:01:25Z 2019-01-03T00:01:25Z 2019-01-08
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-2-6
dc.description.abstract This paper reports on findings from an ongoing study of identity-based social media communities that subvert the architecture of internet and other digital tools to evolve autonomous (“safe”) spaces into liberated spaces. The community in question endeavors to provide safe spaces for information and resource sharing. Two compelling trends were found. The first involves entrepreneurship as a feature of liberated spaces. The second involves secret, or “underground” communication hidden in open spaces as a liberatory practice. As part of discussing these trends, the author introduces the idea of liberated spaces and argues for their importance within discussions of the sociocultural aspects of inclusive digital interfaces and digital cultures.
dc.format.extent 9 pages
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.subject Culture, Identity, and Inclusion
dc.subject Digital and Social Media
dc.subject communication infrastructures, digital cultures, information behavior, online identity, social media communities
dc.title Social Media and the Black Travel Community: From Autonomous Space to Liberated Space
dc.type Conference Paper
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2019.265
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