Global Social Media Impact Study
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Events

Panel: Virtual Fantasies

Daniel Miller and Xinyuan Wang from the Global Social media Impact Study present a special panel at HowTheLightGets in festival on social media and fantasy. More...

Starts: May 31, 2015 5:00:00 PM

Panel: Global social media – 9 ethnographic studies

The Global Social Media Impact Study team present their research at the Anthropology in London conference. More...

Starts: Jun 15, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Project blog

Opening doors: Rural Chinese business promotion on social media

Thu, 28 May 2015 10:12:30 +0000

One surprising feature of QQ – the most popular social media platform in the rural Chinese town where I conducted research – is its lack of dedicated ‘business’ profile pages, such as those offered on Facebook. WeChat, the second most popular social media platform in the town, does allow business owners to set up an official ‘public account’ (gongzhong hao), […]

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Project Funding

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The Global Social Media Impact Study is a research project funded by the European Research Council (ERC Project 2011-AdG-295486 Social Network Sites and Social Science).

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The ERC's mission is to encourage the highest quality research in Europe through competitive funding and to support investigator-initiated frontier research across all fields of research, on the basis of scientific excellence.


European Research CouncilEuropean UnionUCL Department of Anthropology

Grant number: ERC Project 2011-AdG-295486 SocNet
Project title: Social Network Sites and Social Science