Social media: from rags to riches

Continuing the discussion about social media, as well as its implications and consequences for the society, I came to think that it is important to discuss a particular case regarding the issue of digital media. Indeed, theoretical perspective and discussions concerning the use of social media cannot be complete without some representative example of social…

Activism: from off to on

Although the Internet as a concept was created over 30 years ago, it’s been only two decades since we saw a true rise of this technology. The proliferation of the network, as well as its integration in the world economics, trade, culture and even politics are undeniable nowadays. The rise of the Internet provided the world…

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.…

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…

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…