social media

Sydney Protests
Sydney protests, social media & policing
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I was asked to write an opinion piece for the Sydney Morning Herald last week as a reaction to the anti-lockdown protests in Sydney, which took place the week before. I found it incredibly interesting how those who attended the event left a trail of ‘evidence’ across social media, and who that would be the…

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Public media and automation
Public service media and automation
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I’m super happy to announce a book chapter, co-authored with my colleague Jannick Sørensen, in The Values of Public Service Media in the Internet Society. Our chapter is titled Can Automated Strategies Work for PSM in a Network Society? Engaging Digital Intermediation for Informed Citizenry. 2020 was a tough year for everyone, all round. It…

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plamping
Social media logics during COVID-19: The case of #plamping
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Social media preferences are shifting during COVID-19 restrictions. While many of us have been house bound during the recent COVID-19 isolation period, many social media users have been finding innovative ways to socialise online, akin to how we would in non-restrictive times. But how are social media logics playing out during this time? New forms…

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Nats What I Reckon
The rise of digital first personalities during COVID-19 isolation
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For many of us who have been impacted by the stay-at-home isolation conditions during this global pandemic, we have turned to new forms of social media entertainment for comfort. However, for prime-time celebrities who rely heavily on their production teams to create world-class media experiences, the transition has not been so seamless. Instead, what we…

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Digital Intermediation: A study of automated media influencers
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Social media audiences consume approximately three percent of the entire amount of content published across platforms (Bärtl, 2018). Of this three percent, a small number of popular digital influencers create that content, for example Casey Neistat, Logan Paul, or Zoella that, arguably, leads to media homogenisation through the limited focus of popular themes and topics.…

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