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Computer-supported collaborative accounts of major depression: digital rhetoric on Quora and Wikipedia

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posted on 21.06.2018 by Cosima Rughinis, Bogdana Huma, S. Matei, Reiner Rughinis
We analyze digital rhetoric in two computer-supported collaborative settings of writing and learning, focusing on major depression: Wikipedia and Quora. We examine the procedural rhetoric of access to and interaction with information, and the textual rhetoric of individual and aggregated entries. Through their different organization of authorship, publication and reading, the two settings create divergent accounts of depression. Key points of difference include: focus on symptoms and causes vs. experiences and advice, use of lists vs. metaphors and narratives, a/temporal structure, and personal and relational knowledge.

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  • Social Sciences

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  • Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies

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Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, CISTI

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RUGHINIS, C. ... et al., 2014. Computer-supported collaborative accounts of major depression: digital rhetoric on Quora and Wikipedia. IN: Proceedings of the 9th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies (CISTI), 18-21 June 2014.

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© IEEE

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2014

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This is a conference paper. © 2014 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.

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9789899843431

ISSN

2166-0727

eISSN

2166-0735

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en

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