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The social media collective

The social media collective are a group of academics based at MSN. The group is led by danah boyd. They seem to be doing quite a bit of work on privacy, surveillance, youth, and visibility. Here is their research blog.

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The end of my Thinking Culture blog

This is my 610th and final post on Thinking Culture. I’ve been running the blog for around 2 years and 4 months. This is a lot longer than I expected it to run when I first set it up. I … Continue reading

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Digital Sociology study group website

The Digital Sociology study group, which is affiliated with the British Sociological Association, has a really lively and informative website. It’s updated regularly and also has a Twitter feed. The site is run by the group coordinators Mark Carrigan and … Continue reading


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Bernard Stiegler?

Bernard Stiegler is not a writer that I know very much about. I’ve noticed though that he seems to be gaining increasing attention. Indeed, he is already moving in to the status of the academic superstar. He is certainly fashionable. … Continue reading

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Precariousness and public sociology

David Hill has a great post on his Schizomedia blog concerning ‘Precariousness and Public Sociology‘. David uses the recent social media reaction to the Great British class survey to think about sociology. In particular he looks at the use of … Continue reading

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Deborah Lupton on blogging (an audio interview)…

Deborah Lupton, who is really taking a lead on digital sociology, has been interviewed by Mark Carrigan for his Digital Sociologists series of podcasts. The interview is available here. This is the forth in the series. The previous contributors were … Continue reading

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Why is blogging useful?

The has some thoughts on why academic blogging is useful. There are some tweets here about the topic and some reflections on what these different points suggest. Mark suggests that blogs are being used in a variety of ways … Continue reading

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International Journal of Market Research

Last week I was fortunate enough to join the editorial advisory board of the International Journal of Market Research. They’ve got a really detailed and helpful website here. I’d recommend taking a look, particularly if you are interested in the … Continue reading

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Blogging and public geography

A few weeks ago I was asked to write a response piece for the journal Dialogues in Human Geography. It’s a fairly new journal that publishes feature articles alongside a series if short response pieces. These are then followed by … Continue reading

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An interview with Brian Cogan

Figure/Ground, as part pf their ongoing series, have an interview with Brian Cogan. It covers a range of issues around academic work and closes with a discussion of his research. Below is his response to a question about media ecology: … Continue reading

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