o Have digital networks disrupted existing ideas of community?
o Are digital communities real?
o Is it possible to be an individual in a connected world?
o Is individuality dangerous online?
o Potential subject areas: social networks (e.g. Facebook), communication platforms/formats (e.g. email), personal web development systems (e.g WordPress).
Hashtags for example #theresamay #brexit
Before we could even begin we needed to get to know one another
Introduced to Emma and James
Who are you on the internet?
non personal communication
Tumblr: grid systems, flexible. You can upload GIFs, videos, text posts, they use hashtags. Younger audience? Not necessarily people you want to attract to your work. But easy to repost/reblog. Free layouts. Easy to use. The way you use tumblr: quick reblogging. More content, people less likely to see what you want? Quick sharing. (Bab) • WordPress: compulsory. Basic. Promoting work. Uni. • Facebook: memes, wouldn’t like an employer to see my Facebook. Non-personal communication (people who don’t have my phone number) • Snapchat: pictures. Lack of text/words.
Mariamz (2011) Online ethnography for social media research and reporting. [online] Available at: https://mariamz.wordpress.com/2011/05/10/online-ethnography-for-social-media-research-and-reporting/ [Accessed 27 Jan. 2017].