Using Social Media and Online Communities For Research


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How students can use their existing online communities and social networks for their academic scholarship and research.

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  • Work featured in galleries and festivals throughout the US and Europe and featured on Art 21, Jezebel, Salon and the Boston Globe.\nI’ve worked with BravoTV, NBC, Paramount Pictures, Women Make Movies and the Women’s Media Center. \n\n\n
  • Where to do online research focusing mostly on social media. \n\n\n\n
  • What’s your audience doing?\n
  • Now, where are they, physically, online?\nThis site offers key demo info for EVERY social media network.\n
  • For example: If you work with any of these demographics, Twitter should be a logical and important aspect to your work. \n
  • Follow hashtags on twitter to find specific communities. Here are a few. \n
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  • Statistics delivered daily to your inbox help you keep on top of current trends and provide easy ways to support your existing work and findings.\n
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  • Using Social Media and Online Communities For Research

    1. 1. Talking back to pop culture with better stories about women that don’t revolve around men (or babies). w: t: @ElisaKreisinger e:
    2. 2. Online ResearchFigure out what people are doing andthen meet people where they arealready at.
    3. 3. Where’s your audience? Ignite Social Media•• key demographic information• target key players/topics and trends in your research.
    4. 4. Social Media: Twitter
    5. 5. Social Media: Facebook
    6. 6. Social Media: Tumblr• Most feminist and female-dominatedsocial media tool on the web.•The content is snarky, smart and easilysharable.•Most queer-positive site includingstraight allies.•Most teens are micro blogging here
    7. 7. Social Media: Research-Based Organizations • The more hours of TV a girl watches, the fewer options she thinks she has in life; the more hours of TV a boy watches the more sexist his views become. • If female characters are added to media programming at the current rate, gender balance won’t occur for 700 years. source: Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
    8. 8. What I found/find:•StudyHacks/LifeHacks on getting organized before you begin to surf• Feminist Tumblrʼs:• Comments sections on mainstream/bigsnark blogs (Bravo TV blogs, Jezebel,Gawker)• Advertisers section of same websites tosee who they target - how am I being sold toadvertisers?
    9. 9. •Tweets during the show: Following the #hash•Feminism 101 Blogs• Other peopleʼs Delicious bookmarks•Telling older people what I do and who they associate mydescriptors with.Candice BreitzTracy Moffat•Twitter followers/searchesFind people with niche audiences, like Women and Hollywood andsearch their followers.•Making art process public via blogs and tumblr.•Google AlertsSet certain topics and get them sent to your email daily as articles areposted on the web• Make your own survey via
    10. 10. •Infographicsthey contain a lot of information in a small space and make it easy to synthesize.
    11. 11. Talking back to pop culture with better stories about women that don’t revolve around men (or babies). w: t: @ElisaKreisinger e: