Communications faculty present research on Twitter imagery
In their new study, Assistant Professors Sana Haq and Jane O’Boyle examined thousands of posts to understand the contents of international Twitter comments and photos, comparing materials from six different countries.
Assistant Professors Sana Haq and Jane O’Boyle presented their new study on May 27 at the 69th Annual International Communications Association (ICA) Conference held in Washington, D.C.
Their paper, titled “Twitter Images Across Boundaries: Comparing the Use of Photos in Posts from Six Nations,” is a mixed methods study of thousands of posts to understand the contents of international Twitter comments and photos and their variations across borders.
The study expands knowledge about international and visual communications by identifying and comparing influential content from Brazil, Russia, India, China, the United Kingdom and the United States, expanding research in social media, political and international communication and public diplomacy.
ICA is an academic association for scholars of all aspects of human and mediated communication. The association has more than 4,500 members in 80 countries, and is officially associated with the United Nations as a non-governmental association.