Global Social Media Impact Study
A special panel exploring the relationship between the everyday use of social media and the concept of inequality at the ASA Conference. More...
Starts: Apr 15, 2015 9:15:00 AM
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
What would happen if Facebook disappears tomorrow?
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:42:48 +0000
This quite obvious question kept coming up during my fieldwork in southeast Italy for different reasons. First, the transitory nature of Internet-based platforms and services is a big challenge for anthropologists; so we had to adapt our research methods and dissemination strategy to respond to this. Secondly, people in Grano themselves put this question in different […]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