Science, Technology and Medicine in Society (STeMiS), Social Networking

What can Yik Yak’s relaunch tell us about kids and online anonymity?

By Ysabel Gerrard Dr Ysabel Gerrard is a Lecturer in Digital Media and Society. She received a British Academy Small Grant to research young people’s views of anonymous apps, and will publish some of the findings of this research in a forthcoming book: “The Platform Generation: Young Lives and Social Media Content Policies” (University of… Continue reading What can Yik Yak’s relaunch tell us about kids and online anonymity?

Everyday life and critical diversities

Instagram and visual social media cultures in 2020

By Tim Highfield There are over one billion Instagram users worldwide, using what started as a basic photo-sharing app to visually showcase lives, businesses, events, and causes. In doing so, Instagram and other apps have become part of the everyday life of many, and together with my co-authors Tama Leaver and Crystal Abidin at Curtin… Continue reading Instagram and visual social media cultures in 2020