Elephants and Murky Waters: Why We Need to Examine Multiple Social Media Sites

Elephants and Murky Waters: Why We Need to Examine Multiple Social Media Sites In her recent post on the Cyborgology blog, Jenny Davis brought the pervasive use of Facebook as a study site back into conversation. In brief, she argued that “studying Facebook—or any fleeting technological object—is not problematic as long as we theorize said object”. The …

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Big Data, Big Questions, or, Accounting for Big Data

In exciting news, Mary L. Gray and I are kicking off a special section for IJoC that takes a critical look at big data: from the disciplinary perspectives and methods, to issues of access and epistemology. Please pass on to your networks, or even better, send us an abstract. Call for Papers “Big Data, Big …

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Participatory Culture: What questions do you have?

Henry Jenkins, Mimi Ito, and I have embarked on an interesting project for Polity. Through a series of dialogues, we're hoping to produce a book that interrogates our different thoughts regarding participatory culture. The goal is to unpack our differences and agreements and identify some of the challenges that we see going forward. We began …

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