Global Social Media Impact Study
What are the consequences of social media on education around the world? At what age do people feel it is acceptable for a child to start using social media? Is social media increasing or decreasing the quality of education? This workshop will discuss a variety of responses to these and other questions about social media and explore some general conclusions that derive from them. More...
Starts: May 7, 2015 10:00:00 AM
In this talk, Nell Haynes describes her research on social media in Alto Hospicio, Chile. This research looks at the ways the normativities of daily life are at times reflected in, shifted by, and contradicted in online sociality. More...
Starts: May 7, 2015 5:30:00 PM
Women Entrepreneurs and WhatsApp
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:36:19 +0000
A few educated young mothers (aged 35 years or below) at Panchagrami terminate their well paying corporate careers to cater to the needs of their families. These family needs mostly fall under two major categories, namely children and/or in-law issues (specifically mother-in-law). Only a few quote other reasons, such as genuinely wanting to take […]Read more...
The UCL Global Social Media Impact Study is a five-year project running from 2012 until 2017. However, it is intended that the project will leave a lasting impact that far exceeds its duration. The project has is currently preparing its final findings and publications. Preliminary reports and theories from our fieldwork can be seen in our project blog.
|May 2012||Project starts|
|Sep 2012||Project planning at UCL Department of Anthropology|
|Apr 2013||Ethnographic fieldwork starts in fieldsites around the world|
|May 2014||Researchers return to UCL Department of Anthropology to undertake mid-project data analysis|
|June 2014||Final three months of ethnographic fieldwork in fieldsites around the world|
|Sep 2014||Return to UCL Department of Anthropology to analyse research data and produce publications|
|May 2015||Complete draft research reports on respective fieldsites|
|Feb 2016||Publication of eleven books containing our research (one for each fieldsite and two comparative volumes), launch of special website and online university course.|
|May 2017||Project ends|
All dates are provisional and may be subject to change
Grant number: ERC Project 2011-AdG-295486 SocNet
Project title: Social Network Sites and Social Science