Elizabeth Marsden, Postdoctoral Researcher, Åbo Akademi University (email@example.com)
Jarmo Harri Jantunen, professor, Jyväskylän yliopisto (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mattia Retta, PhD student, Helsingin yliopisto (email@example.com)
This research network aims to bring together researchers, teachers and students interested in all aspects of digital and computer-mediated communication. Our group’s interest lies in many closely-related areas, including but not limited to: examining group structure, norms, behaviour and language usage across all digital platforms for social networking interaction and discussion, e.g., WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Reddit; looking at multimodal and multimedia content including videos, images and text and intertextual links between them; affinity spaces, relational work and communities of practice; (im)politeness, rudeness and hate speech; and political discourse. Our research is not limited to any single language.
This group will act as a hub for people in this area of interest to meet both socially and for research activities, participate in conferences, collaborate, and share ideas. We also intend to organise specialised conference symposia. We aim to be a friendly and welcoming group; members can participate at whatever level of activity they are comfortable with and we encourage students of any level to join.