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Notes on the 14th digital ethnography reading (Haynes 2016)

John Postill , October 18th, 2016


See other posts under Digital ethnography reading group Haynes, N. (2016). Social Media in Northern Chile. London: UCL Press. Summary of Chapter 3, “Virtual posting: the aesthetics of…


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Emergent Brazilians comment the impeachment of the president

Juliano Andrade Spyer , September 2nd, 2016


This is one of the memes circulating among low income Brazilians in reference to the impeachment of President Dilma. The top comment says: “Gosh, is this true?” Below…


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Why do brands lose their chill? How bots, algorithms, and humans can work together on social media

Molly Templeton , June 17th, 2016


Editor’s Note: The fourth contributor to the Co-designing with machines edition is Molly Templeton (@mollymeme), digital and social media expert, Director of Social Media at Everybody …


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Dark Value, a new book published today

Grant , May 5th, 2016


I wrote this brief book in 2015 and promptly put it in a drawer and forgot about it. Then a couple of days ago  (May 3, 2016), Virginia Postrel posted…


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On the Brazilian crisis, Pentecostalism and thinking out of the bubble

Juliano Andrade Spyer , April 26th, 2016


Pentecostal service in the Brazilian field site. Photo by: Juliano Spyer Brazil is in the midst of a heated national debate between people in favour of, and those contrary…


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Web Roundup: How Do You Feel Today? by Emily Goldsher-Diamond

Emily Goldsher-Diamond , February 29th, 2016


New Facebook reactions, the expansion of “like” options to include “love,” “sad” and “angry” emoticons (among others), is just one way affect has collid…


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Build Karma Points on Social Media

Shriram Venkatraman , February 22nd, 2016


Everyday salutations such as ‘Good Morning’, ‘Good Afternoon’, ‘Good Evening’ etc. are common social media interactions of the people of Panchagrami, used to keep …


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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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They flirt, they share porn and they gossip

Juliano Andrade Spyer , February 5th, 2016


The last four months of 2015 were tough. I was locking myself in a claustrophobic student carrel every day, spending 9 hours staring at a computer screen but…


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Friends on Facebook for 46 Years: Difference in Experiencing Technical Difficulty

Angela VandenBroek , December 31st, 2015


Where did the 46 Years come from? You didn’t become Facebook friends 46 years ago. So, where does the number come from. It isn’t random. It is a…


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“Free Basics” – does it really matter to the poor in Panchagrami?

Shriram Venkatraman , December 27th, 2015


Image Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons: Facebook The launch of Facebook’s ‘Free Basics’, a rebranding of internet.org, has been a hot topic in India for the past few months as Facebook tries to…


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Nostalgia for a field Christmas

Jolynna Sinanan , December 21st, 2015


Image courtesy of shanzmataz. It’s the first time I’ve been away from Christmas in Trinidad since I started fieldwork there in 2011 (oh wait, I was home briefly…


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WhatsApp ban in Brazil: the word on the ground

ucsalha , December 18th, 2015


  The text above the image reads: ‘me without WhatsApp’.   In this post Juliano Spyer suggests that the vocal backlash against the recent blocking of WhatsApp in…


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Why popular anthropology?

Elisabetta Costa , November 27th, 2015


  The core mission of anthropology is the understanding of human behaviour in a world full of cultural and historical diversity. The anthropological commitment to this immense plurality…


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Why We Post: The Anthropology of Social Media

ucsalha , November 25th, 2015


  The Why We Post project is now moving into its final stages at full speed, gearing up for our public launch on February 29th 2016. On this…


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Death on Social Media: A Virtual Living-Dead

Brianna Murphy , November 7th, 2015


When the creators of Facebook first produced a social networking website designed to connect people to people, they simultaneously produced an opportunity to connect people to the deceased….


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Normativity and social visibility

Jolynna Sinanan , October 14th, 2015


It has been exactly a year since finishing 15 months of fieldwork in Trinidad. Stories for this blog have moved further and further away from cool stuff that…


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Aspiring Politician? Try Facebook to build your personal brand.

Shriram Venkatraman , September 8th, 2015


Image Courtesy: @mkstalin and image shared on Saravanan’s Facebook profile Personal brand building through social media requires a strategically planned presentation of oneself to a general audi…


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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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Why do Young Men from Lower Socio-Economic Classes prefer Shopping Online?

Shriram Venkatraman , July 3rd, 2015


Photo by Shriram Venkatraman   Most of us on social media have noticed the static advertisements that are displayed on the side panels or the advertisements that intrude upon…


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Social media and new rewards in learning

Elisabetta Costa , June 19th, 2015


Photo by Elisabetta Costa   Education has become an important topic of investigation in our comparative research. Last May we also explored and presented our findings in a…


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What’s our conclusion? Introducing ‘scalable sociality’

Daniel Miller , June 16th, 2015


Scalable Sociality Right now we are finishing the last of our eleven volumes from this project, a book which will be called How the World Changed Social Media….


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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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Aligned Anxieties: Rethinking Critiques of the Internet through the Anxieties of Web Professionals

Angela VandenBroek , April 20th, 2015


The following is a paper I gave at the 2015 Theorizing the Web Conference on April 18. Below you will find: my presentation with audio, the video of the…


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