• Demands for Intellectual Labor from Black Women Thought Leaders on Twitter

    Author(s):
    Kellee Warren (see profile)
    Date:
    2018
    Subject(s):
    Black feminist theory, Digital archives, Digital labor, Information behaviour, Social media
    Item Type:
    Presentation
    Meeting Title:
    Intentionally Digital, Intentionally Black AADHum Conference
    Meeting Org.:
    University of Maryland College of Art and Humanities
    Meeting Loc.:
    College Park, MD
    Meeting Date:
    October 18-20, 2018
    Tag(s):
    aadhum2018
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M66Q1SG9R
    Abstract:
    When there is no structural, systemic, or legal recourse to address myriad issues that affect Black women and other women of color, a social media platform such as Twitter provides a space for therapeutic intimacy (Williams, 2001) and digital leisure (Spracklen, 2015). The therapeutic intimacy and digital leisure that Black women engage in assigns more weight to their social media interactions than has been suggested by others. Others have framed encounters with Black women on Twitter as creating a toxic online atmosphere (Goldberg, 2014) This article will look at how the forces of technology—social media in particular—is used to appraise Black women and other women of color by focusing on how they use their voices on Twitter. I use the concept of appraisal in the archival sense, i.e. Special Collections are built and managed through the gateway of appraisal. Specifically, this article will explore the frequent demands for the intellectual labor of Black women and other women of color on Twitter.
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