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Digital City: Visual Communication via Municipal Twitter Feed in the Urban Northeast

Abstract Contemporary cities are physical and virtual. This thesis describes the findings of a mixed-methods study concerning visual images of the city in the urban Northeast of the United States. I ground these approaches in existing literature concerning digital media, visual narrative, genre ecology, urban planning, and virtual places. The first part of the study analyzes the results of a survey in which 150 people responded to questions about social media use and the relationships between image type and the functions of social media in urban contexts. The second part of the study analyzes the results of coding one year of visual images tweeted by @CambMA, the municipal Twitter feed for the City of Cambridge, Massachusetts. These approaches requi... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Del Nero, Zachary (Author) / Maid, Barry (Advisor) / D'Angelo, Barbara (Committee member) / Mara, Andrew (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Technical communication / Multimedia communications / Urban planning / digital genre / social media / urban planning / virtual place / visual communication / visual narrative
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 128 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Technical Communication 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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