Category Archives for social media

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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Zombies, Corpses and Fetuses: my talk at #IR16

Did you see Eric Pickersgill’s photo series Removed last week, showing people staring at their phones – except the phones had been removed from the image? The photos really hit a cultural nerve and were very widely shared. They play to the … Continue reading

24. October 2015 by Jill
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More people are killed by tourist brochures than by sharks

  I study selfies, so that Mashable story has been all over my social media. You know, the one that says that More people have died from selfies than shark attacks this year. A few weeks ago a student from … Continue reading

23. September 2015 by Jill
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To look into a refugee’s eyes

Social media give us access to other peoples’ realities. If we want to look. (A slightly different version of this piece was published yesterday in Norwegian in Bergens Tidende, where I write a column every fifth Sunday.) Over the last few … Continue reading

21. September 2015 by Jill
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How do Syrian refugees use social media and technology?

Does anyone know of research on or other writings about the use of social media and other technology by Syrian refugees? It’s clear many refugees are using their smartphones and social media to survive, communicate and plan their journey. This article … Continue reading

07. September 2015 by Jill
Categories: social media | 4 comments

Serial: a spontaneous transmedia story or more like Dave Egger’s SoulSearch?

I only discovered Serial last week and have been listening to episodes every day. Suddenly cleaning up the kitchen and making the kids’ lunches is a part of my day I look forward to, because I can listen to Serial. … Continue reading

15. December 2014 by Jill
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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

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