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000231387 245__ $$aCommunity Building with Co-located Social Media: A Field Experiment with Syrian Refugees
000231387 269__ $$a2017
000231387 260__ $$bACM$$c2017
000231387 336__ $$aConference Papers
000231387 520__ $$aWhile co-located social media previously has been employed to enhance interaction in community building activities in previous work, its range of effects have not been quantitatively described. In this study, we introduce a co-located social media app called SpeakUp to a community building project in the Za’atari Syrian refugee camp in Jordan. To overcome issues such as the lack of Internet access, we purposefully adapted the design of the application and ported its server to a low cost single board computer on a Raspberry Pi. We explore the e effects of SpeakUp through eld experiments with one control and two treatment groups, as well as with interviews and observations. Our results show that SpeakUp significantly increases refugees’ level of participation and sense of community. Importantly, with the use of the application, female and male participants demonstrate no significant differences in participation, showing that the use of such applications can be equalizing. We also found that co-located social media supports asynchronous interaction when outside-the-classroom activities are involved.
000231387 6531_ $$aCo-located Social Media
000231387 6531_ $$aCommunity Building
000231387 6531_ $$aLevel of Participation
000231387 6531_ $$aSense of Community
000231387 6531_ $$aField Experiment
000231387 700__ $$aXu, Ying
000231387 700__ $$0247075$$g231721$$aHolzer, Adrian Christian
000231387 700__ $$aMaitland, Carleen
000231387 700__ $$aGillet, Denis
000231387 7112_ $$dNovember 16-19, 2017$$cLahore, Pakistan$$aThe 9th International Conference on Information & Communication Technologies and Development
000231387 773__ $$tProceedings of the 9th International Conference on Information & Communication Technologies and Development
000231387 8564_ $$zn/a$$yn/a$$uhttps://infoscience.epfl.ch/record/231387/files/2017ICTDspeakup_cameraReady.pdf$$s8846644
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