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The cultural significance of blogging

In his Uberworked and Underpaid, Trebor Scholz offers an important reflection on the cultural significance of blogging. While its uptake has been exaggerated, dependent upon questionable assumptions concerning the relationship between users and blogs, it nonetheless represents a transformation of… Read More ›

Marketing the Digital University

In the excellent Lower Ed, Tressie McMillan Cottom reflects on the market-orientation of for-profit colleges, tending to seek a continual growth in student numbers. This growth imperative can manifest itself in marketing and recruitment outstripping teaching in institutional spending. From pg… Read More ›

Doing Social Media Analysis with Free Tools

Doing Social Media Analysis with Free Tools A Digital Sociology Study Group Event 28 April 2017, 10:00-13:00 Leeds Beckett University, UK Analysing Data from Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and Smartphones Social media are now a central part of many people’s… Read More ›

Online Harassment

In the last few months, I’ve been thinking a lot about online harassment. Even writing that sentence, I come face-to-face with my own privilege, as ‘online harassment’ is something I’m able to elect to think about rather than an unavoidable… Read More ›