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 ›
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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 ›
Using social media to improve the student experience: creating a departmental back channel for undergraduates
A few years ago when I was running the Twitter feed for the Sociology department at Warwick, I noticed how readily first year undergraduates tweeted practical questions to the account during their first few weeks of the first term. Students… Read More ›
I’ve often seen events advertised, thought ‘that looks interesting’ and booked a place, giving little thought to how I’ll actually get there on a specific day. It’s an expressive action, with booking a place being more a matter of wanting… Read More ›
Call for Papers & Posters (text version) The Web Science conference welcomes participation from all disciplines including, but not limited to, art, computer and information sciences, communication, economics, humanities, informatics, law, linguistics, philosophy, political science, psychology, and sociology, in pursuit… Read More ›
These findings from the Pew Internet Project are interesting. I had no idea how widely used Pinterest and Instagram were: Facebook: 23% of adult internet users/19% of entire adult population Twitter: 71% of adult internet users/58% of entire adult population Instagram: 26% of… Read More ›