Tag: Polymedia

“The Value of Social Media” at the AAA conference

ucsanha , December 10th, 2016


Daniel Miller talking at the AAA conference. Photo by Nell Haynes. From the Why We Post Team, Nell Haynes, Tom McDonald, and Daniel Miller attended the American Anthropological…


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From Facebook to ‘fakebook’ – who controls the information on social media?

Xin Yuan Wang , November 24th, 2016


A young Chinese factory worker reading on his smartphone. Mark Zuckerberg finally said that Facebook plans to have a more effective control of misinformation, which is a sharp reversal…


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Un Manjar: Viral Chilean slang

ucsanha , May 12th, 2016


  In Chile, “manjar” is a kind of sweet sauce, similar to dulce de leche or caramel. It’s often used as filling in layer cakes or atop pancakes….


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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 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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Memes: The internet’s moral police

Daniel Miller , May 12th, 2015


On the face of it memes and religion would seem unlikely bedfellows, or even worthy of mention in the same discussion. Religions come to us from centuries of…


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