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“Because people can see me”: Appropriation of youtube for chronic illness management

Nwakego Isika, Antonette Mendoza, Rachelle Bosua

Accociation for Information Systems | Published : 2019

Abstract

With the rapid increase of social media adoption globally, there has been a surge in the number of chronically ill adults who utilize social media tools as part of their illness management practice. While there have been numerous conceptual papers discussing the potential benefits of appropriation in this context, there seem to be limited studies that have explored the appropriation of social media platforms by this cohort. This paper addresses this gap in knowledge through a case study with a mixed methods approach to examine the appropriation of YouTube by chronically ill adults to better understand and manage their Fibromyalgia illness. Our results highlight the process of social media ap..

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