posts from category: researching

#TFFDiscuss: Exploring Author Participation in the #Twitterfiction Festival

How do writers tell stories, share poetry and coauthor with and through Twitter? Is #Twitterfiction a writing genre? #TFFDiscuss is a research project exploring author participation in the #TwitterFiction festival. Keep Reading…

Getting Social in Higher Education

Digital social technologies are greatly influencing the way we work in higher education. In this blog post, Dr Kelly Page, a lecturer in Digital Marketing, Cardiff Business School considers how, as a sector, higher education needs to move forward to ‘get social’. Keep Reading…

The Social Web: Defining the Undefinable

Over the past few months I’ve been listening to many colleagues, peers, and researchers debate the value of social technologies in work, learning and play … and in this discuss what they “mean” by social media or social technologies and what is or isn’t a social technology. This exercise has a danger of getting caught up with trying to put things into boxes and missing the richness of what is happening in real-time around us – with, through and about the social web. The dynamic interactions, the practices and discourse in our culture that is so important to reflect on. However, I do agree with many that it is important to have … Keep Reading…

Documentary: Networked Society: On the Brink

This video requires very little introduction. It is an excellent documentary that provides a snapshot insight into how social web technologies, the Internet and smart technologies are changing the way we work, the way we learn and the way we live. A fascinating account of why digital media and its role and effects on our ways of seeing and experiencing the world is so important. Keep Reading…

The Complexities of Digital Participation

This blog post is an introduction to a paper currently under review on The Complexities of Digital Media Participation. The paper introduces the importance of considering the professional context within which digital media is socially constructed in our management teams to develop a more wholestic understanding of digital media participation. Keep Reading…