What ordinary Chinese people post on social media after the Tianjin Blast
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:55:46 +0000
“For two days, my WeChat news feeds has been awash with all kinds of articles and images about the Tianjin blast. But after merely two days, the routine on social media came back, food photos, holiday photos, kids photos, articles teaching you how to deal with the relationship between you and your mother-in-law all came […]Read more...
Field site profiles
This is an ambitious anthropological research project, and one that aims to be truly comparative in the sense of nine simultaneous ethnographies taking place in eight different countries around the world in order to grasp the implications of social networking sites and social media for mankind.
|Field site||Lead researcher|
|China (North)||Tom McDonald|
|China (South)||Xinyuan Wang|
|United Kingdom||Daniel Miller|
World map image adapted from Wikimedia Commons.
Grant number: ERC Project 2011-AdG-295486 SocNet
Project title: Social Network Sites and Social Science