Date of Graduation
Master of Arts in English
A great deal of research has examined social media best practices; however, there has been a gap in looking at nonprofits to examine the efficacy of Facebook-, Twitter-, and Instagram-specific rhetoric to engage stakeholders. This study examined a small, local nonprofit's posts on each of the above platforms, and used surveys and interviews to find which types of rhetoric create the best dialogue between the nonprofit and stakeholders. This study found that for Facebook, the best rhetoric to use are pictures and videos; for Twitter, the best rhetoric to use are retweets; and Instagram, the best types of rhetoric are hashtags or a lack of platform-specific rhetoric.
social media, rhetoric, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, nonprofits, dialogue, best practices, interaction, engagement
English Language and Literature
© Sharon Kathleen Jones
Jones, Sharon Kathleen, "Identifying Facebook-, Twitter-, And Instagram-Specific Rhetoric And Interaction: A Case Study" (2016). MSU Graduate Theses. 1150.