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  • Writer's pictureShamika Klassen

More than a Modern Day Green Book: Exploring the Online Community of Black Twitter

Word cloud in the shape of a bird using race and ethnicity identities mainly Black and African diaspora ones
A word cloud representing the self-expressed identities of participants in the Black Twitter Green Book research project

This blog post is a summary of the research my team and I conducted about how people on Twitter who are familiar with Black Twitter are uplifted by the community and what struggles they face. This research also explored how Black Twitter and the Negro Motorist Green Book are similar and different. This paper was presented at the 24th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, a top venue for social computing scholarship. It was also published in the journal Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction (PACM-HCI). Here is a link to the paper. Also included in this blog post is a summary of an additional paper resulting from this research project that focuses more specifically on tweets and editions of the Green Book. This second paper was be presented at the 2022/2023 ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work (GROUP) and was also be published in PACM-HCI. Here is a link to the second paper.

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