Social Media & Society 2013: Five ingredients for an amazing conference

Now that I’ve got your attention, just a quick shameless plug that I’ve updated all the pages under the Research tab with the findings of studies I conducted this past year. Have a read about Facebook’s perilous governance practices, what people think their Likes indicate about them, and how LGBTQ young people deal with context […]

Resistance is Futile: Facebook Timeline

Picture taken from the Timeline Sucks Facebook group Just in case you didn’t notice all the ruckus in your news feed: all Facebook users have been switched over to the timeline profile display. Laments that I’ve noted have include this heated conversation: And these: The thing is, I’m not sure how Facebook could have updated […]

More than a Smile: First Impressions via Facebook

  Photo courtesy of Instagram, all my smiling pictures were much too cheesy. A couple of weeks ago, the reading list for my graduate program was sent out – be still my heart and my 1-click purchasing finger (Amazon, you are a genius) – and to no one’s surprise one of our classmates was inspired […]

Research for Breakfast

When I woke up this morning the first thing out of my mouth was, “All I want to do today is watch the Theorizing the Web (TtW) conference and populate my Endnote library.” I’m not sharing this to illustrate my obsession with going back to school (please tell me people still use Endnote – is […]

How to Create a Useful Twitter Network (Stalking for Success)

(Image courtesy of I Can Has Cheezburger) This is just to let you in on a secret: PROFS LOVE TWITTER. Well, not all of ’em, but definitely the ones studying the Internet. When I began my search for potential supervisors at universities across Canada, I realized that looking for professors who study a specific topic […]