Can we identify in social media an example of the kinds of social practice we have been exploring in this module? What can we learn from this?
The aim of this assignment is to:
identify appropriate social data using a social media platform of your choice: twitter, Facebook, tumblr
explore textual and visual data
consider the place of the ‘affective’ or the role of ‘communicated feeling’
Length approx 1,000 words
Background and purpose:
Social media is an important source of social data, and this introductory exercise asks students to use sociological concepts introduced in this module to engage with social media data. This exercise is structured, so it is clear that students will know what they are meant to be doing.
A selection of practices to explore is presented in Week 22 Lecture, ‘Analysing social media’,