[Air-L] Panel CFP AoIR 2015 - Social media, convergence, and commercialisation

Julian Hopkins julian.hopkins at monash.edu
Mon Feb 3 19:29:56 PST 2014

Hello all,

Please excuse any cross posting.

I am hoping to find others interested in constituting a panel based
(broadly) on the theme of 'Social media, convergence, and
commercialisation.' A description follows, but I am definitely open to
adapting it depending on people's own research areas.

*'Internet infrastructure has had commercial components since 1974, but the
content was for a long time not subject to significant commercial
influence. Now, however, advertising and the commercialisation of internet
content may be argued to be the dominant force driving the internet. This
panel will explore different facets of this development by taking a
critical and empirical approach to aspects of social media in Asia,
exploring the relevance of convergence both between online media forms and
the on- and offline, as well as issues of privacy, digital literacy, and
the transformation of 'free' labour.' *Please feel free to forward this to
anyone you feel may be interested.

Best regards,

Dr Julian Hopkins
School of Arts & Social Sciences
Monash University Malaysia
Blog: www.julianhopkins.net
Twitter: @julianhopkins

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