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Connecting Tech Startups to Users: An Explorative Case Study of Dubble on Social Media Through the Duration of an Accelerator Program
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics and Media.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Tech startups use social media in an idiosyncratic way. Dubble, a tech startup, inducted into an accelerator program to grow their company, and potentially acquire investment. In a short period of time, Dubble grew their social media following exponentially. The engagement on Dubble social media channels helped to expand its brand community to a global audience of potential users. The concepts of social media, engagement, and brand communities enlighten the study. Through interviews, observation of the two-way engagement on social media, and document analysis, this explorative study seeks to investigate what expression tech startups and users create on social media. The findings include engagement strategies, as well as the sources of growth through the duration of an accelerator program. In a practical manner, this research answers questions many startups are seeking regarding their engagement on social media, and how to grow their brand community.

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2015. , 74 p.
Keyword [en]
Social Media, Engagement, Brand Community, Tech Startup, Users, Accelerator Program, Tech Ecosystem
National Category
Communication Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-256365OAI: diva2:825108
Educational program
Master Programme in Social Sciences
Available from: 2015-06-23 Created: 2015-06-23 Last updated: 2015-06-23Bibliographically approved

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