The convergence of mobile and social media: Affordances and constraints of mobile networked communication for health workers in low- and middle-income countries

  title={The convergence of mobile and social media: Affordances and constraints of mobile networked communication for health workers in low- and middle-income countries},
  author={Christoph Pimmer and Kate Tulenko},
  journal={Mobile Media \& Communication},
  pages={252 - 269}
The increasing convergence of mobile and social media is highly transformational because it is shifting the dominant form of digital communication from bilateral towards mobile and networked communication among distributed interactants. This paper explores the affordances and constraints of this dynamics for global health in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). In these settings, research and practice have focused on one- or two-way communication designs and on approaches that position… Expand

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