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Social Media Technicity and Digital Methods


social media technicity

Web APIs over the years

With the intention to grasp the technicity of digital platforms, I´ve been following up social media APIs for a while. There is also this model (a work still in progress) that question what one should look at social media APIs. The main reason for looking at social media APIs, I argue, consists of two key strands that allow for repurposing of digital research (both in theory and in practice).

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#EleNão vs. #EleSim

Few weeks before the presidential elections in Brazil, some feminist movements raised their voice across different web platforms and grounded protests (29 September 2018). The tag #EleNão (not him) becomes not only synonymous of a massive movement against the presidential candidate Jair Bolsonarobut it also gives the political polarization in Brazil a new format: Continue reading “#EleNão vs. #EleSim”

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”

Why look at social media APIs?

I was really glad to attend to ECREA Digital Culture and Communication Section Conference, under the theme: Digital Culture Meets Data: Critical Approaches. The conference was held by the University of Brighton, Mithras House on 6 – 7 November 2017. Here is a summary of my talk and the slide presentation. Continue reading “Why look at social media APIs?”

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