WHY WE POST: THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF SOCIAL MEDIA

October 16 2017
UCL (University College London)

This free online course is based on the work of nine anthropologists who each spent 15 months in fieldsites in Brazil, Chile, industrial and rural China, England, India, Italy, Trinidad and Turkey.

The course offers a new definition of social media which concentrates on the content posted, not just the capabilities of platforms. It examines the increasing importance of images in communication and the reasons why people post memes, selfies and photographs.

PRE-REQUISITES

The only requirement is an interest in social media and people.

CATEGORIES

Social Sciences


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