Category Archives for social media

Academic outreach as click bait: new genres of scholarly social media

How should academics communicate their research to the general public? Maybe through memes, quizzes and click bait? If you’ve read Chris Rodley’s two part Buzzfeed posts on Post-Structuralism Explained With Hipster Beards you might actually nod and think that might not … Continue reading

28. October 2014 by Jill
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The #IR15 Selfie Pedagogy Workshop

I’m in Korea at the Association of Internet Researchers’ annual conference, and having a great time. I bought a selfie stick in Seoul and the Twitter hashtag is hopping and I’m loving having the chance to talk face to face … Continue reading

21. October 2014 by Jill
Categories: social media, Teaching | 1 comment

Talk at MIT on Monday May 5

On Monday at 5:30 (in room 14E-310) I’m giving a talk at MIT’s Purple Blurb series, kindly hosted by Nick Montfort. This will be an extra fun challenge because Purple Blurb focusses on art and practice, so I’m going to be talking … Continue reading

03. May 2014 by Jill
Categories: Blogging, social media, Visualise me | Leave a comment

From Quantified Self to Quantified Other (and back to the panopticon)

I quite like self-tracking. I loved my Fitbits and Shine activity trackers (but kept losing them, putting them through the dryer, etc) and using them really did help me stay more active. But self-tracking is one thing. Having other people … Continue reading

22. April 2014 by Jill
Categories: Networked Politics, social media, Visualise me | Leave a comment

Celebrities’ self-presentation (notes on a paper by David P. Marshall)

Notes on Marshall, P. David. “The promotion and presentation of the self: celebrity as marker of presentational media.” Celebrity Studies 1, no. 1 (2010): 35-48. Marshall has previously written extensively about traditional celebrity, and starts his argument by reminding us of … Continue reading

06. March 2014 by Jill
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What if the Greensboro 4 were on Twitter?

One advantage of being on sabbatical is that you learn things and meet people you wouldn’t have if you’d stayed home. This week I was lucky enough to go to a talk by Duke professor Mark Anthony Neal at the … Continue reading

05. March 2014 by Jill
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Reading a Twitter stream as a text or as a social act of self-expression

Lisa Boncheck Adams (@AdamsLisa) is a mother of three who has tweets and blogs about her life with cancer. Adams is currently undergoing radiation treatment and has been writing about the pain of side effects, with fairly detailed descriptions of the … Continue reading

16. January 2014 by Jill
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I should have written about animated gifs on Tumblr in the 2nd edition of Blogging!

Of course once anything is published you realise all the things you would love to add. Looking at how my seventeen-year-old was reading about the US government shutdown not in newspapers or on Twitter but through Tumblr’s animated gifs and … Continue reading

04. October 2013 by Jill
Categories: Blogging, Digital Art, social media | 2 comments

Figshare for sharing academic papers with their datasets

My paper for Chercher le texte, the Electronic Literature Organization’s 2013 conference in Paris next month, is about ready and I’ve uploaded it to the ELO conference website and to Figshare. Figshare was new to me. It’s an open access non-peer-reviewed … Continue reading

26. August 2013 by Jill
Categories: Digital Humanities, Electronic literature, social media | 1 comment

Follow me on Facebook instead?

With national elections coming up next month here in Norway, I’m interested in how politicians are using social media. There’s certainly a lot of activity on Facebook, and KrF’s Knut Arild Hareide is one of the people said to be … Continue reading

05. August 2013 by Jill
Categories: Networked Politics, social media | Leave a comment

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