[Air-L] Social Networking in everyday life

Daniel Miller d.miller at ucl.ac.uk
Thu Nov 18 21:50:36 PST 2010

Just to say that I have carried out a study of everyday usage of Facebook in
Trinidad which will be published in March as a book `Tales from Facebook' by
Polity Press. This is a highly qualitative study and most of the data is a
presentation of the place of Facebook in the lives of twelve individuals who
represent different facets of its impact, followed by a general discussion
of the current usage of Facebook with respect to 15 different issues of
academic concern. There is quite a bit that relates to the details of usage
such as frequency of posting, genres of posting, impact on various kinds of
relationship from kinship to friendship amongst a range of people from youth
to the elderly, with the focus almost entirely on everyday life.

Danny Miller

On 19 November 2010 12:59, Judy Rice <RiceJA at familysearch.org> wrote:

> Greg,
> I enjoyed Naomi Baron's Always On: Language in an Online and Mobile World.
>  She has intriguing research/discussion on the effects new technologies are
> having on our communications and relationships.
> Judy Cossel Rice
> Retired UX Engineer
> FamilySearch
> ----------
> Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2010 13:20:35 -0700
> From: Greg Wise <Greg.Wise at asu.edu>
> To: "Air-L at listserv.aoir.org" <Air-L at listserv.aoir.org>
> Subject: [Air-L] Social Networking in everyday life
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> Hi folks,
> I've got a grad student looking for resources on the ways social network
> sites like Facebook get integrated into people's everyday practices and
> routines. She's looked to the usual sources (such as danah boyd's work and
> online bibliography, PEW studies, etc.) but isn't finding much beyond that.
> There's tons of stuff about what people do on these sites (identity
> construction, relationships, etc.), and broader social and cultural
> implications (community, democracy), but few teasing out the everyday
> practice. Does that make sense?  Any ideas?
> Cheers,
> Greg
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