The world seen through social media
On this website you can gain a first impression of some of our discoveries, browse the films we made while conducting our research and read some stories about our research participants. If you want to find out more you can take our free online course and read our 11 free open access books.
In particular we recommend the book 'How the World Changed Social Media'. Here you will find summaries of our results as they relate to topics ranging from gender, education, commerce, politics, communication, and many more.Click here for the full list of publications resulting from this project.
Primary funding for this project came from the European Research Council grant SOCNET Project 2011-AdG-295486. The participation of Dr Nell Haynes was funded by the Interdisciplinary Center for Intercultural and Indigenous Studies at Pontifica Universidad Católica de Chile. The participation of Xinyuan Wang was funded by the Wenner-Gren Foundation. No part of this project received commercial funding.