Misogyny, harassment, and the internet

As almost everything in life, even the way in which people interact with social media and internet is deeply influenced by their gender identity. A recent research from Carnegie Mellon University pointed out that masculine topics (i.e. those more often posted by men) receive more comments, especially when posted by women [1]. Now, let’s try…

CRABster: let’s test!

After one month of developing our social media application, our team (@zigenculten, @jmasvoulas , @giuliapunktv) finally announced last week that CRABster is ready for field testing. Although not all the functions of our application were ready due to a number of reasons, our team managed to launch the most important pages, present the design concept, and…

Social Media: Interdependencies and definitions

Welcome to my first post on Understanding Social Media! My name is Giulia and I am one of the authors of this blog. Playing around with internet and computers has always been a consistent component of my life, but for some reason it never poured into my academic path. So, after having gained some working…