Fuzziness in LGBT Non-Profit ICT Use

Ryan Champagne, Julio Guerra, Chun Hua Tsai, Jocelyn Monahan, Rosta Farzan

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Abstract

This note reports on the use of ICTs by a small nonprofit organization that serves LGBT youth. Our work centers on a reective evaluation of the use of online communities for LGBT community through qualitative interviews with the organization. Perceived issues around ICT use in the organi- zation were shaped by the blurred lines between professional and personal interactions online, the small size of the com- munity and ubiquity of social media use, and ambivalence of members toward online communication. The project models one way for researchers in ICT4D to work within communi- ties to develop an understanding of self-identified issues in vulnerable populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, ICTD 2015
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Electronic)9781450331630
DOIs
StatePublished - May 15 2015
Event7th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, ICTD 2015 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: May 15 2015May 18 2015

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series
Volume15

Other

Other7th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, ICTD 2015
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period5/15/155/18/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Champagne, R., Guerra, J., Tsai, C. H., Monahan, J., & Farzan, R. (2015). Fuzziness in LGBT Non-Profit ICT Use. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, ICTD 2015 [30] (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series; Vol. 15). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2737856.2737893