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Hashtags are not the whole message

Hashtags Studies and related research approaches are commonly explored on Twitter, however, in this forthcoming article André Mintz, Elaine Rabello and myself introduce an approach for hashtag engagement research on Instagram. Our paper systematises approaches which have been explored in the context of two data Continue reading “Hashtags are not the whole message”

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Does context matter?

This piece of work was developed in the first year of my PhD as an effort to reflect on how platforms moderate content and whether they take context into account. I look at the content moderation policy of Instagram, drawing particular attention to  the case of #belarecatadaedolar. Continue reading “Does context matter?”

Instagram Data Analysis: the pros and cons of co-tag network and key actors.

A wide variety of approaches or ways of seeing social media data have been undertaken, the question is whether they are technically adequate or a simple depiction of what you get. Continue reading “Instagram Data Analysis: the pros and cons of co-tag network and key actors.”

Potential scenarios for API research

The technological glue of the web (application programming interfaces) has not only Continue reading “Potential scenarios for API research”

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