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Abstract: Social media practices and technologies are often part of how ethnographic research participants navigate their wider social, material and technological worlds, and are equally part of ethnographic practice. This creates the need to consider how emergent forms of social media-driven ethnographic practice might be understood theoretically and methodologically. In this article, we respond critically to existing literatures concerning the nature of the internet as an ethnographic site by suggesting how concepts of routine, movement and sociality enable us to understand the making of social media ethnography knowledge and places...

To cite this article: Postill, John and Pink, Sarah. Social media ethnography: The digital researcher in a messy web [online]. Media International Australia, Incorporating Culture & Policy, No. 145, Nov 2012: 123-134. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=992474822836114;res=IELLCC> ISSN: 1329-878X. [cited 23 May 17].

Personal Author: Postill, John; Pink, Sarah; Source: Media International Australia, Incorporating Culture & Policy, No. 145, Nov 2012: 123-134 DOI: Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1329-878X Subject: Ethnology; Social media; Digital communications; Peer Reviewed: Yes Affiliation: (1) Senior Research Fellow, RMIT University, Melbourne
(2) Professor, School of Media and Communications, Design Research Institute, RMIT University

Database: Literature & Culture Collection