Category Archives for social media

I’ve been fascinated by musical.ly recently. It’s an app that is extremely popular among tweens and young teens, and is mostly used for lip-syncing. There’s a lot to be said about the app, but here is a short thing I … Continue reading

31. August 2016 by Jill
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Results from a survey of 35 Norwegian high school students about their use of Snapchat stories

Earlier this month, I met a class of high school students to learn more about how they use Snapchat stories. I already blogged about my impressions from our discussion – today I want to share the results from the survey the … Continue reading

27. June 2016 by Jill
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What if the web is almost over?

Nearly ten thousand researchers and no doubt thousands more students have quoted danah boyd and Nicole Ellison’s 2007 definition of social media: We define social network sites as web-based services that allow individuals to (1) construct a public or semi-public … Continue reading

22. May 2016 by Jill
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How the Snapchat Live Story from Norwegian high school graduates’ festival in Stavanger spread around the world

Snapchat’s Live Stories are stories that Snapchat curates from snaps submitted by users who are in a location temporarily designated as a Live Story area, and they are usually about festivals, sports events, elections or special celebrations. Sometimes (quite often?) … Continue reading

10. May 2016 by Jill
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10 reasons why you should use Snapchat to share research ideas (and 4 reasons not to)

It’s exhilarating to try new things. You’ll learn to think with a new tool, and that helps you think fresh. It’s ephemeral. Your story only stays up for 24 hours, so you don’t have to worry too much about what … Continue reading

29. April 2016 by Jill
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Researchers on Snapchat

I’ve been posting research stories on Snapchat most weekdays this month, and I’m really enjoying it. I know it doesn’t fit with the ephemerality of Snapchat, but I’ve been saving the stories and posting them on YouTube in a special … Continue reading

28. April 2016 by Jill
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Snapchat Research Stories: A Daily Challenge for April

I’m currently obsessed with storytelling in Snapchat, as you may have gleaned from my last post, and so I’ve decided to post daily Snapchat Stories about my research Monday-Friday throughout this month. Add me (I’m jilltxt) to view my stories … Continue reading

07. April 2016 by Jill
Categories: Blogging, social media | 6 comments

How Can Scholars Use Snapchat Stories?

Snapchat has changed since the last time I tried it. You know, back in 2011 when I was simply too old for it. Now Snapchat has stories and has become a channel for everything: as expected it’s excellent for silly selfies … Continue reading

01. April 2016 by Jill
Categories: social media | 5 comments

Representation or Presentation?

I recently finished writing a chapter for The Sage Handbook of Social Media, which is being edited by Jean Burgess, Alice Marwick and Thomas Poell. My chapter is about self-representations in social media, like blogs and selfies and such, but in … Continue reading

27. January 2016 by Jill
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Research about visual social media responses to the Syrian refugee crisis

The short paper Radhika Gajjala and I wrote about the negative portrayals of refugees on the Twitter hashtag #RefugeesNOTwelcome was just published in Feminist Media Studies. Hooray for the fastest idea to publication ever! A closely related project is the … Continue reading

21. December 2015 by Jill
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