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ARMY’s Magic Shop: Understanding the Collaborative Construction of Playful Places in Online Communities
Proceedings of ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2022).
Ringland, K. E., Bhattacharya, A., Weatherwax, K., Eagle, T., & Wolf, C. T.
Characteristics Analysis and Utilization Plans of K-POP Fandom Records for Popular Music Archives: Focused on the Case of BTS Fandom, A.R.M.Y.
In this study, we revealed the definitions and characteristics of K-POP and K-POP fandom. Then, a survey was conducted on the fandom of BTS, A.R.M.Y, which can represent K-POP fandom. The survey looked at the general perception of K-pop fandom's archives, the current status of its collection and production records, the perception of popular music archives, and the donation and commission of their records. At the results, we proposed utilization plans of K-POP fandom records, for developing popular music archives.
Lee, Y., Oh, H., & An, S.
A Study on the BTS Goods Values and Collaboration Brand Preference According to Fandom Type: Focusing on BTS Fan-club “ARMY”
This study analyzes why people engage in fandom activity and its effects on collaboration fashion brand preference by focusing on 'BTS' and fandom 'Army'. This study aims to provide information to establish marketing strategies by identifying the influence of fandom culture related to the Korean Wave and the fashion industry, and empirically analyzing factors affecting active customer formation for long-term growth.
Lee, M., Yoo, J., & Ko, E.
Community-based strategies for combating misinformation: learning from a popular culture fandom
Through the lens of one of the fastest-growing international fandoms, this study explores everyday misinformation in the context of networked online environments. Findings show that fans experience a range of misinformation, similar to what we see in other political, health, or crisis contexts. However, the strong sense of community and shared purpose of the group is the basis for effective grassroot efforts and strategies to build collective resilience to misinformation, which offer a model for combating misinformation in ways that move beyond the individual context to incorporate shared community values and tactics.
Lee, J. H., Santero, N., Bhattacharya, A., May, E., & Spiro, E.
The role of cyberbullying victimization in the relationship between adult BTS fans' psychological sense of community and wellbeing
It was concluded that BTS fans' psychological sense of community may be buffering against the adverse consequences of cyberbullying victimization and/or competent anti-cyberbullying and online safety practices are being carried out in online BTS fan communities.
Laffan, D. A., Stenson, A., & Flood, C.