Crafting Moral Infrastructures: How Nonprofits Use Facebook to Survive

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dc.contributor.author Hemphill, Libby
dc.contributor.author Million, A.J.
dc.contributor.author Erickson, Ingrid
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-28T18:42:32Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-28T18:42:32Z
dc.date.issued 2018-08-28
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/145477
dc.description.abstract We present findings from interviews with 23 individuals affiliated with non-profit organizations (NPOs) to understand how they deploy information and communication technologies (ICTs) in civic engagement efforts. Existing research about NPO ICT use is largely critical, but we did not find evidence that NPOs fail to use tools effectively. Rather, we detail how various ICT use on the part of NPOs intersects with unique affordance perceptions and adoption causes. Overall, we find that existing theories about technology choice (e.g., task-technology fit, uses and gratifications) do not explain the assemblages NPOs describe. We argue that NPOs fashion infrastructures in accordance with their moral economy frameworks rather than selecting tools based on utility. Together, the rhetorics of infrastructure and moral economies capture the motivations and constraints our participants expressed and challenge how prevailing theories of ICT usage describe the non-profit landscape. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This work was supported in part by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1822228. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.rights CC0 1.0 Universal *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/ *
dc.subject non-profit organizations en_US
dc.subject social media en_US
dc.subject information infrastructure en_US
dc.subject moral economies en_US
dc.title Crafting Moral Infrastructures: How Nonprofits Use Facebook to Survive en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Information and Library Science
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Social Sciences
dc.contributor.affiliationum Information, School of en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationum ICPSR en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationother Syracuse University en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampus Ann Arbor en_US
dc.description.bitstreamurl https://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/145477/1/Hemphill-Million-Erickson-Crafting-moral-infrastructures.pdf
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dc.identifier.orcid 0000-0002-3793-7281 en_US
dc.identifier.orcid 0000-0002-8909-153X
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