Tag Archives: Social media

A video of Deborah Lupton talking about social media and academic research

In this short video Deborah Lupton talks about her experience of using social media as part of her research. In this instance she focuses in particular on her use of her blog and Twitter to disseminate her research. Deborah has … Continue reading

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Social Media: A Critical Introduction

This looks like an important resource for teaching and research on contemporary media developments. Sage have recently published Christian Fuchs’ Social Media: A Critical Introduction. This builds on Christians earlier work on media, and especially his attempts to theorise media … Continue reading

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A review of Social Media and Personal Relationships

Huw Davies has reviewed Deborah Chambers’ new book Social Media and Personal Relationships for Information, Communication & Society.

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Social media and the circulation of academic knowledge

I was asked to write a blog post on social media and the circulation of academic knowledge for the LSE Impact of Social Sciences Blog. The post has now been published here. The piece looks at the way the social media are … Continue reading

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Is the use of social media becoming mainstream in sociology?

In a recent post on his blog, Mark Carrigan has asked if the use of social media is becoming mainstream in UK sociology. He suggests that he has seen a significant increase in sociologists using social media over the last … Continue reading

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Public geography/sociology and social media

The new issue if Dialogues in Human Geography contains a forum on public geography and social media. The articles are currently open access. The section focuses on geography, but the issues discussed relate to broader discussions around public engagement and … Continue reading

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Popular Culture, Digital Archives and the New Social Life of Data article is out (on online first)

The article ‘Popular Culture, Digital Archives and the New Social Life of Data‘, which I co-authored with Roger Burrows, has now been published in the online first section of the Theory, Culture & Society journal. The article will appear in … 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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Three more open access pieces added: social networking sites, Web 2.0 and the end of Top of the Pops

I’ve just added links to open access versions of three of my articles to the open access materials section of this blog. These are all quite old but they all made early interventions into developments that became known as social … Continue reading

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Towards a sociological understanding of social media by Dhiraj Murthy

I recently posted about Dhiraj Murthy’s new book on Twitter. He’s also got an article in the current issue of Sociology titled ‘Towards a sociological understanding of social media: theorizing Twitter‘. Here is the abstract: This article presents the first … Continue reading

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