Tag: WhatsApp

2021 round-up and happy new year!

Laura Haapio-Kirk , December 31st, 2021

By Danny Miller and Laura Haapio-Kirk 2021, despite its difficulties, has been a key year for the ASSA project. The high point for us was in May with…

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Mobile Apps for Ethnographic Research – #RoR2018

Dick , January 16th, 2018

Ethnographic research is difficult. It’s a challenge to find the right assistants, get access, recruit the right people, keep a schedule, make time for note-writing and transcription, and…


Welcome to the Instabition! #EmergingDigitalPractices

Minke Nouwens , November 20th, 2017

Dear Allegra readers, welcome to this week’s new #thread on emerging digital practices! Today’s post introduces not only this theme but also me, Minke Nouwens, Allegra’s newly appointed ‘M…


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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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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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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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 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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Fieldwork is haunting me, thanks to WhatsApp

Juliano Andrade Spyer , November 3rd, 2015

When is the end of fieldwork? (Photo:Merlijn Hoek CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) When is it that fieldwork finishes? Thanks to social media, the separation between being in the fieldsite…

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Ropa americana online: the local market for used clothing

ucsanha , August 15th, 2015

A Facebook announcement from an online shop in northern Chile announces “Jackets, Vests, and Sweatshirts” Ebay, Etsy, Alibaba, and Taobao have changed the way many people around the…

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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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