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…


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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…


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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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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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