[Air-L] academic authority on Facebook

Danil Mikhailov D.Mikhailov at wellcome.ac.uk
Fri Jun 3 05:50:37 PDT 2016

Hi all,

I am a newbie member of the list, doing my PhD at Brunel University in the UK. I am looking at how academic expert authority is challenged when experts or expert institutions (like universities or learned societies) try to engage with the wider public online to either educate, explain or "correct" public perception of a given topic.

Can anyone recommend papers that deal with Facebook in that context of academics engaging with the public, and looking at what features of Facebook might determine the success or failure of such engagement? That would be much appreciated! I am trying to plug any gaps I might have with respect to recent papers in this area I may have missed. 

I will be happy to collate all the responses and re-publish them together in case anyone else will find it useful.

Many thanks,

Danil Mikhailov

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