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Facebook’s Privacy Turn: New Protections or New Markets?

Facebook has recently announced a shift in its focus towards “the future as private” which includes a growing emphasis on closed groups and the introduction of encrypted messaging. Continue reading “Facebook’s Privacy Turn: New Protections or New Markets?”

What does it mean to be ‘social’ in a digital age?

As social media and big tech like Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple (GAFA) become increasingly dominant, it seems the social is at once all around us and also increasingly elusive. Continue reading “What does it mean to be ‘social’ in a digital age?”

Understanding the Social in a Digital Age

I am delighted to announce that Harry Dyer and I are organizing a conference at University of East Anglia next January:

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Signed my first book contract for ‘The Social Media Age’!

I am really pleased to share that I have signed the contract with Sage for my first book, titled ‘The Social Media Age: Power and Participation in a Connected World’. Bring on 2019! Continue reading “Signed my first book contract for ‘The Social Media Age’!”

Balancing sharing culture and privacy: social media and the public self

In collaboration with Lisette Johnston, we asked 7 London residents to keep diaries tracking and reflecting on the things they shared on social media every day for a week. Continue reading “Balancing sharing culture and privacy: social media and the public self”

“Chicken is not a hobby”: From social networks to social databases

Almost everyone believes that Facebook is a social network, which enables users to easily link up with each other, exchange information about our lives and about world  news. In the 12 years since Facebook was launched at Harvard University, it has become so much more. Continue reading ““Chicken is not a hobby”: From social networks to social databases”

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