Anthropology of Social Media

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Everyday Use of Social and Mobile Med...

In Malaysia, broadband internet penetration is measured at 72.2% of households (MCMC 2015a: 3), with 87.1% of internet users reporting using social media (MCMC 2015b).  Mobile phone subscriptions are ubiquitous, at 144.2 per 100 inhabitants, with 53.4% of these reporting owning a ‘smartphone’ (MCMC 2014: 6, 29). This means that the majority of Malaysians are able to […]

Microcelebrity and Parenthood in Mala...

I have started a new project, which also hopes to follow up from my previous doctoral research into the emergence of lifestyle blogging. One thing that struck me then, was how bloggers described having to adapt to unexpectedly large audiences, and then how they adapted again as they went through different stages in life – […]