Author: Razvan Nicolescu

What does social media tell us about sociality in Grano?

Razvan Nicolescu , February 15th, 2016

‘Good morning’ message received on WhatsApp [double-click on the image to see the video]. So, what does the ethnography of social media use in southeast Italy tells us? In my…

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Teenagers on social media in southeast Italy – quantitative data

Razvan Nicolescu , December 14th, 2015

In this blog post I will take a look to the quantitative data from my fieldwork, discussing some findings from a questionnaire I conducted with students in their…

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What’s special about social media in small places?

Razvan Nicolescu , September 19th, 2015

‘Normal friend: ‘Wow, how beautiful you are!’ / Best friend: It’s Shrek on the phone, says he wants his face back.’ Meme shared on Facebook by Comix From…

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Facebook as a window: managing online appearance

Razvan Nicolescu , July 31st, 2015

Shop window in Grano (Photograph by Razvan Nicolescu) A particularly common way that many people in the Italian field site thought about Facebook was by comparing it to a shop window (vetrina…

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The immigrants ‘crisis’ and the limits of Facebook

Razvan Nicolescu , May 18th, 2015

Photomontage realised by Vento Ribelle and posted on their Facebook page on the 20 April 2015 and shared by left-wing individuals in Grano. This post is prompted by the…

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What does poverty look like on social media?

Razvan Nicolescu , February 5th, 2015

First, we should keep in mind that low income is not necessarily related to poverty in Grano. I will briefly explain why. Indeed, the unemployment figures for the local…

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