04. Oktober 2022 um 16:00 Uhr im Theatersaal, Sonnenfelsgasse 19, 1010 Wien & Online (ZOOM)


Wir freuen uns über einen Vortrag von Richard Rogers (Universität Amsterdam) zum Thema "The Problem with Social Media Research".



The Problem with Social Media Research
Richard Rogers, University of Amsterdam

The purpose of the talk is to reintroduce contemporary critiques of social media research, as they have gathered steam following the 'fake news' crisis of 2016 and the Facebook whisteblower's revelations in 2021 concerning how angry posts are privileged. The talk discusses how social media data is used to study cultural and societal trends but have several issues from the quality of the data to platform and proprietary effects. Repurposing platform data for social research is also scrutinised, given how platforms optimise content and entice engagement. Re-using platform dashboards and other non-scientific instrumentaria are also addressed, together with how platforms are resistant to archiving. It concludes with a discussion of the future of social media research employing platform data.

Dr. Florian Wiencek
Training Officer
Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften | Austrian Academy of Sciences

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