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Strategic Approaches to Disability Disclosure on Social Media

June Furr, Dr. Alexis Carreiro, and Dr. John McArthur had an article published in Disability & Society, titled “Strategic Approaches to Disability Disclosure on Social Media.” The article explores the ways persons with physical disabilities choose how and when to disclose information about their disabilities online. The article was co-authored by Furr, an alumna of…

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Twitter Chats as Third Places

When Ashleigh White (MA ’13) was a masters student in the James L. Knight School of Communication, she developed an idea in Dr. John A. McArthur’s seminar on space, technology, and information design. The class encouraged students to think about social media as a place that could be visited, and to imagine the impacts of…

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Altruism meets Participatory Video: A correlational study of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The latest issue of the Journal of Digital and Media Literacy features a research article by Dr. John A. McArthur. The article – “Altruism meets Participatory Video: A correlational study of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge” – examines the motivations of participants contributing to the viral phenomenon in the summer of 2014. The abstract reads: Digital literacy…

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Professor Studies Viral Phenomenon – #ALSIceBucketChallenge

The good folks at Time Warner Cable News in Charlotte heard about my current research project and shared information about it on their Friday broadcast, August 29, 2014 in a story titled: Charlotte ALS Center Responds to Challenge; Professor Studies Viral Phenomenon. The text of the online recap by Becky Bereiter  is below: CHARLOTTE – As…