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dc.contributor.authorHallinan, Blake
dc.contributor.authorKim, Bumsoo
dc.contributor.authorMizoroki, Saki
dc.contributor.authorScharlach, Rebecca
dc.contributor.authorTrillò, Tommaso
dc.contributor.authorThelwall, Mike
dc.contributor.authorSegev, Elad
dc.contributor.authorShifman, Limor
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-25T09:41:44Z
dc.date.available2021-10-25T09:41:44Z
dc.date.issued2021-10-20
dc.identifier.citationHallinan, B., Kim, B., Scharlach, R. et al. (2021) The value(s) of social media rituals: a cross-cultural analysis of New Year’s resolutions. Information, Communication & Society. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2021.1983003en
dc.identifier.issn1369-118Xen
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/1369118x.2021.1983003en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/624418
dc.description© 2021 The Authors. Published by Routledge. This is an open access article available under a Creative Commons licence. The published version can be accessed at the following link on the publisher’s website: https://doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2021.1983003en
dc.description.abstractNew Year’s resolutions are acts of valuation where people express ideas about what is important and worthwhile in life. Although resolutions have a long history, the twenty-first century has transformed the practice into a social media ritual with greater visibility, interactivity, and reach. Using this unique event to explore the globalization of values, we analyze tweets about New Year’s resolutions in English, German, Italian, Japanese, and Korean. Combining network analysis (n = 160,592) and content analysis (n = 2000), we compare discursive topics, modes of ritual participation, and the values expressed in resolutions. Our findings indicate both that the ritual crosses cultures and that there are language-specific dynamics that do not map neatly onto established divisions between ‘Eastern’ and ‘Western’ value orientations. Instead, we identify three underlying tensions organizing the articulation of values: self-acceptance vs. self-improvement, public vs. private, and conformity vs. oppositionality. We discuss these in relation to an overarching tension between local contexts and global platform cultures. Finally, we explore the study’s broader implications for understanding the interaction between values, norms, and global communicative practices.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme [grant agreement No 819004].en
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dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1369118X.2021.1983003en
dc.subjectdigital cultureen
dc.subjectglobalisationen
dc.subjectnormsen
dc.subjectresolutionsen
dc.subjectsocial media ritualen
dc.subjectvaluesen
dc.titleThe value(s) of social media rituals: a cross-cultural analysis of New Year’s resolutionsen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1468-4462
dc.identifier.journalInformation, Communication & Societyen
dc.date.updated2021-10-21T11:27:28Z
dc.date.accepted2021-09-02
rioxxterms.funderEuropean Research Council, Horizon 2020en
rioxxterms.identifier.project819004en
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rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2021-10-25en
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dc.source.endpage22
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