Monthly archive for April2015

‘All in this together?’ – Discussing the ethics of social media research

‘All in this together?’ – Discussing the ethics of social media research

One of the major concerns of social media research relates to ethics. The unprecedented abundance of data available online constitutes an enormous resource for researchers, but equally poses some serious and pressing challenges. A workshop held in Bristol on the 23rd of April, organised by…

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Selfie Citizenship: The Political Uses of Personal Social Media Photography

Selfie Citizenship: The Political Uses of Personal Social Media Photography

The Selfie Citizenship workshop was held at Manchester Metropolitan University on the 16th of April 2015. Organised by Adi Kuntsman, Farida Vis and Simon Faulkner, the event brought together a number of researchers to explore the connection between social media and theories of citizenship. This…

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Let’s Talk About It: The importance of sharing your work

Let’s Talk About It: The importance of sharing your work

Three members of the Visual Social Media Lab attended the What is an Image? conference in Copenhagen last week. Farida Vis gave an overview of various approaches and concerns relevant to the study of social media photography and Simon Faulkner discussed the development of the…

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What do we mean by ‘sharing photographs on social media’?

What do we mean by ‘sharing photographs on social media’?

“1.8 billion photos shared per day”[i] The aim of the ‘Picturing the Social’ project is to look at various forms of image sharing on social media, and as part of this, ‘Imaging Sheffield’ takes a specific look at the sharing practices that involve images of…

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