Fostering Dialogic Engagement: Toward an Architecture of Social Media for Social Change

SAGE Publications
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Journal Article
Social Media and Society, 2021, 7, (1), pp. 205630512098446-205630512098446
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© The Author(s) 2021. Dialogic theory and engagement hold great potential as frameworks for thinking about how social media can facilitate public discussions about social issues. Of course, having the potential for dialogue is very different than finding actual instances of dialogic engagement. This article explores the philosophical and technical features of dialogue that need to be present for social media to be used dialogically. Through the metaphor of “architecture,” this article reimagines dialogic communication through social media. We introduce four design frameworks including user expectations, engagement, content curation, and sustainment that may facilitate dialogic engagement for fostering social change.
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