Global Social Media Impact Study
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Why is Facebook so important for highly-educated unemployed people?

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:04:37 +0000

  According to official data, the unemployment rate in South Italy drops dramatically with age and less dramatically with level of education. In 2013, unemployment was 51% for 15-24 year olds, 30% for 25-34 year olds, and then 16% for 35-44 year olds.  In the same year, unemployment among 15-24 year olds was 56% for people with elementary […]

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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

Start date Activity
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 2017 Project ends

 All dates are provisional and may be subject to change

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European Research CouncilEuropean UnionUCL Department of Anthropology

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