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Paper Session 19: Film, Digital and Social Media [SDGs 3, 4, 12]
Wednesday, 28/Oct/2020:
11:00am - 12:30pm

Session Chair: Lisa Hussey, Simmons Univeristy, United States of America

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11:00am - 11:15am
ID: 224 / PS-19: 1
Long Papers
Topics: Social Media and Social Computing
Keywords: LGBT, Health, Social Media, Twitter, Text Mining

Analyzing Health Tweets of LGB and Transgender Individuals

Amir Karami, Frank Webb

University of South Carolina, USA

There are millions of LGB and transgender individuals in the world. However, conducting LGBT health-related studies are labor-intensive and time-consuming because of the challenges inherent in studying these hidden populations. Social media sites like Twitter provide a platform for LGBT users to share their health concerns, giving researchers the opportunity to collect and analyze these social comments. This research used a mixed method to examine the linguistic and semantic characteristics of health-related tweets shared by self-identified LGBT individuals. Findings uncovered several health-related topics shared by LGBT users. Further, while LGB and transgender communities are within the LGBT umbrella, we found a significant linguistic difference between the tweets shared by LGB and transgender individuals. These findings show further disparities within an already marginalized group, indicating the need for customized healthcare to improve the health of all people. Our research approach can also inform studies in the areas of informatics, health, and medicine for analyzing the health concerns of not only sexual and gender minorities but also other hidden populations.

11:15am - 11:25am
ID: 175 / PS-19: 2
Short Papers
Topics: Technology; Culture; and Society
Keywords: Recreated actors, film credits, attribution, creative responsibility

Recreated Actors and Attribution: An Analysis of Film Crediting Practices

Brian Dobreski, Cassidy Thompson

University of Tennessee, USA

New technologies are challenging traditional notions and practices of attribution, or how creative responsibility is understood and expressed. A prominent example is the recreation of deceased or unavailable actors in new film performances. Manufactured through the use of doubles, CGI, and reference footage, these performances are the result of complex, shared creative responsibilities. This study looks to the credits for these films as a means of exploring attribution in such cases. Researchers identified 19 feature films utilizing recreated performances and conducted a content analysis of the films’ closing credits, focusing on attributive statements associated with recreated actors and their roles. Results show that, even with minimal or no active involvement, deceased actors tend to receive the major acting credit, while doubles receive lesser or no credit at all. As such, film credits do not serve as traditional descriptive metadata per se, but must negotiate a number of functions simultaneously, highlighting their role as paratexts that use attribution to blur the lines between narrative and external realities. Attribution is used to support the authenticity of these performances, downplaying or obscuring complex creative responsibilities in the process.

11:25am - 11:35am
ID: 286 / PS-19: 3
Short Papers
Topics: Privacy and Ethics
Keywords: Cookie policy; Readability; Flesch Reading Ease; Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level; Social Media;

Do You Know What’s in Those Cookies? An Analysis of the Readability of Social Media Cookie Policies

Elizabeth Dunn

University of North Texas, USA

Spend any time on the web and you will likely be prompted with a disclosure about cookies. The purpose of this exploratory study is to address the readability of cookie policies by examining a sample of popular social media websites operating in the United States. Flesch Reading Ease index and Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level were used to assess the readability of select social media cookie policies. The results of this study suggest that the cookie policies of these sites are incongruous with the readability requirements for the average U.S. adult. Opportunities for future research to address questions related to coherence as well as the use, function, and purpose of cookies are discussed.

11:35am - 11:45am
ID: 295 / PS-19: 4
Short Papers
Topics: Technology; Culture; and Society
Keywords: document experience, fan fiction; personally meaningful; everyday

Live Writing: Modeling a Creative Activity in a Virtual Small World

Priya Kizhakkethil

University of North Texas, USA

Looking at fan fiction writing as a personally meaningful activity, this paper covers the preliminary stage in developing a model to look at this creative activity based on extant document experience literature and models. The preliminary data analysis points to the importance of the social context in which the activity takes place, highlighting the role that social ties in the form of fellow readers play in the process. Exploratory in nature and coming as a byproduct of data analysis, it is hoped this will aid conceptual development in information and document experience, while adding to studies that look at personally meaningful information activities.

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