What is so “social” in social media?

The exponential growth of the Internet over the last two decades as well as the development of so-called Web 2.0 gave birth to an interesting phenomenon of Social Media. In this this blog I will elaborate on this concept, give definitions and try to understand what social media actually is. To begin with, I believe…

Social media & I

Hello, everyone, my name is Xinrui Lu. I come from China. I am a student at the master program “Social Sciences in Digital Media & Society” at Uppsala University. I received my bachelor degree in communication from University of China, which is one of the top universities in the communication and media field in China.…

What is Social Media?

If I say social media what does that make you think about? Does the Facebook account you checked on your smartphone first thing you did when you woke up this morning comes to your mind? The page that gave you the most important news of the day: what that annoying girl you never liked in…

About Me and Social Media

Hello everybody! I’m Qi from Beijing, China. I’m a second year master student in HCI programme at Uppsala University. My bachelor major is in industrial design. Although product design was my key areas, I was more interested in interaction design. My bachelor degree project was a design of a social network website about home decoration.…

I‘m Guo and this is my understanding of social media

Hi, I’m Guo Yang, a second year HCI student. I have a background in Computer science. Social media, as a domain  more inclined to social science, is completely  fresh and intriguing for me. The rising market of social media has emerged for many years and is still developing at a fast pace. This is the reason…

About Me and Social Media

Who am I? You may wonder. Actually that is a question I constantly ask myself. And the answer is not always the same, not only  because self-identity is changing over time. In the digital age, identity is constantly re-defined and influenced by social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. What I can say for sure is…