There’s a lovely reflection in Les Back’s Academic Diary, released soon by Goldsmiths Press, concerning the role of Twitter in academic life. He suggests that Twitter sometimes facilitates our “inhabiting the attentiveness of another writer” by providing “signposts pointing to… Read More ›
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In this video from a workshop I did in Hull last year, I rather unsurprisingly say ‘yes’ to the question ‘should academics blog?’
Digital Dilemmas: Transforming Gender Identities and Power Relations in Everyday Life Colloquium, 5-6th August, 2016, University of Waterloo, Canada Due date for abstract submission 31st January, 2016. The proliferation of digital technologies, virtual spaces, and new forms of engagement raise… Read More ›
CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS Social Media & Social Science Research Ethics Location: 33 Finsbury Square, London. EC2A 1AG Date: Monday 21st of March, 2016 The Research Ethics Group of the Academy of Social Sciences and the NSMNSS network… Read More ›
Some talks from a really interesting Society for Research Into Higher Education event are now available as podcasts: Dr. Antonella Esposito: PhD researchers using social media: Exploring the emergent trajectories of academic identities Dr. Mark Carrigan: Surviving life in the accelerated academy:… Read More ›
Available for pre-order now! See here for the cheapest place to buy it online, as well as table of contents & summary.
The astonishingly prolific Christian Fuchs gives an overview of his development of critical theory for digital capitalism.
Call for Participation 2015 Social Media, Activism, and Organisations Symposium (#SMAO15) – November 6, 2015 @ Goldsmiths, University of London FREE Registration at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/social-media-activism-and-organisations-smao15-tickets-17290579589 Social media (from mainstream platforms such as Twitter to organization-specific tools) have become increasingly pervasive. This… Read More ›
From Liquid Surveillance: a conversation by Zygmunt Bauman and David Lyon, pg 22-23. I heard Bauman make these arguments at re:publica earlier this year and was rather impressed. As ever with him, it’s immensely impressionistic but I think he identifies something important… Read More ›
If you like this lecture by Alice Marwick, you’ll enjoy her excellent book Status Update.
This a little old but there’s some great advice here. It’s written by Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director of Scholarly Communication at the Modern Language Association. Read it in full here: 1. Do not let dust-ups such as these stop you from blogging/tweeting/whatever…. Read More ›
An exciting new project I’ve helped launch: a collaboration between the ISRF’s Digital Social Science Forum and the journal Big Data & Society. See here for full details: The Independent Social Research Foundation (ISRF) and Big Data & Society (BD&S) intend to award a prize of… Read More ›
An exciting new project I’ve helped launch: a collaboration between the ISRF’s Digital Social Science Forum and the journal Big Data & Society. See here for full details: The Independent Social Research Foundation (ISRF) and Big Data & Society (BD&S)… Read More ›
These are some notes in preparation for my participation in this panel next week. I like the title of the event because it neatly raises something which I’ve been preoccupied by recently and is a key theme in the final… Read More ›
Call For Papers 2015 Social Media, Activism, and Organisations Symposium (#SMAO15) Call for Submissions Social media (from mainstream platforms such as Twitter to organization-specific tools) have become increasingly pervasive. This is exemplified by the diversity of uses ranging from Twitter and Facebook… Read More ›
An interesting talk by José van Dijck whose Culture of Connectivity is superb.
Another extract from the excellent The Culture of Connectivity which eloquently expresses why I think Digital Social Ontology is necessary, even if the author doesn’t use such a term herself: One obvious problem with studying the phenomenon of social media is that it… Read More ›
How many twitter followers does it take to run for President? This interesting feature on the National Journal shows how the once marginal role of social media in election campaigns has become hugely prominent: Democrats Hillary Clinton: 883,292 Facebook likes,… Read More ›
How widespread is this sentiment? It’s been discussed a few times during the social media day I’m attending and it’s made me realise that I don’t really address this fear properly in my upcoming social media book. In part this… Read More ›
There’s an extremely important idea expressed in this video if you can get past the irritating presenter: I’ve written more about this idea here. It needs to be treated carefully but this formulation shouldn’t be dismissed.
I’m usually somewhat sceptical of content marketing infographics but I rather like this:
2015 Social Media, Activism, and Organisations Symposium (#SMAO15) Call for Submissions Social media (from mainstream platforms such as Twitter to organization-specific tools) have become increasingly pervasive. This is exemplified by the diversity of uses ranging from Twitter and Facebook use… Read More ›
I just quoted this article from Charlie Brooker in the section of Social Media for Academics about ‘how to ensure you’re not wasting your time when you should be doing real work’. I’ve begun to feel like this about social… Read More ›