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Community Guidelines and the Language of Eating Disorders on Social Media
Ysabel Gerrard / The University of Sheffield
Ysabel Gerrard examines social media platforms’ content moderation and community guidelines through online pro-ED communities.
Maggie Steinhauer explores interactive voting methods for reality competition programs and the impact of Twitter #Save features on live television.
Elizabeth Affuso considers Taylor Swift’s use of banal imaging via social media as a promotional technique.
Cynthia Meyers considers the “friction points” in influencer marketing, assessing the ways in which digital promotions are diverging from traditional advertising approaches and harkening back to earlier forms of sponsored content.
I Am Woman, See Me Bleed: from Tampon Taboo to the Pro-Period Movement
Alexis Carreiro / Queens University of Charlotte
Alexis Carreiro explores the “year of the period,” i.e., the recent pro-period movement to free women’s menstrual cycles from their cultural stigma.
Of Bhakts, Deplorables and More: Posthuman Communities Performing Political Partisanship in the Age of Social Media
Sushant Kishore / BITS Pilani
Sushant Kishore explores digital media, the performance of communitas and political partisanship, and posthuman social media communities through a comparative discussion of India’s 2014 General Election and the U.S. 2016 Presidential Election.
In his contribution to the Flow Special Issue on Loop Media, Colin Beckett discusses the GIF — the most visible looped media form — in relation to the conventions of early cinema, news and online journalism, and avant-garde art, as well as social media self-promotion.
Michael Newman examines the legacy of 1960s anti-Vietnam War teach-ins in relation to Twitter and contemporary debates about — and curtailments of — academic freedom, political speech, and public pedagogies within higher education institutions.
Your Tumblr Makes Me Want To Study: Thoughts about the studyblr community Jacqueline Ryan Vickery / University of North Texas
A discussion about Tumblr as a discursive space for community building and learning.
Beyond Privacy: Concerns about social surveillance Jacqueline Ryan Vickery / University of North Texas
The author examines the role of surveillance in silencing expressions where expressions can be taken out of context.