Mellon Digital Scholarship Speaker: Dhiraj Murthy
Dhiraj Murthy will be here on Thursday March 8 to give a talk on Twitter and social media. Dhiraj's current research explores social networking cyberinfrastructure and virtual organizations. His work on social networking technologies in virtual breeding grounds is funded by the National Science Foundation, Office of CyberInfrastructure. Dhiraj also has a book on Twitter under contract with Polity Press. He has done virtual ethnographic work and published articles both on his research findings as well as his innovative digital ethnographic research methods. Dhiraj founded and currently directs the Social Network Innovation Lab, an interdisciplinary research group investigating social networks and virtual organizations.
Professor Dhiraj Murthy
Department of Sociology & Anthropology, Social Network Innovation Lab
March 8, 3pm
Brown LearnLab, Academic Commons
"Social Communication in the Twitter Age"
Twitter has become a household name after its association with prominent national elections, natural disasters, and political movements. Professor Murthy introduces a theoretical understanding of Twitter and discusses its role in our political, economic, and social lives. He draws a historical line between the telegraph and Twitter to reflect on changes in social communication over time and how social media more broadly may be shaping contemporary life. All are welcome. Please join us!
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