A close-up look at Chinese social media platforms
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:44:21 +0000
Chinese social media is remarkable because despite extensive media coverage and academic research, these platforms remain something of an enigma to many non-Chinese people. While internet censorship within China prevents Chinese users from accessing non-Chinese social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, by contrast the extensive use of Chinese language on Chinese social media is perhaps the […]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