Articles to read will be posted 1-2 lectures ahead. Articles (pdf) can be found in LearnIT (marked with L when available). Articles available on the web will be linked from here. OBS! Please note that additional literature (BONUSlitt) is also available through LearnIT, as subfolder in the Articles folder.

Rains, S. A & Brunner, S.R. (2014). “What can we learn about social network sites by studying Facebook? A call and recommendations for research on social network sites”. New Media & Society, Online First Aug 5. 2014 (L)

Identity and self-narratives
Nardi et al: Why we blog

Jenkins, Richard (2004).“Understanding Identification”. Excerpt from Social Identity. New York: Routledge. (L)

Marwick. A. E. (2013). Self-branding: The (Safe for Work) Self. Chapter 4 in Status Update – Celebrity, Publicity and Branding in the Social Media Age. Yale University Press. (L)

Uski, S. & Lampinen (2014). “Social norms and self-presentation on social network sites: Profile work in action”. In New Media & Society, July 2014. (L)

Zhang, S., Yiang, H. , Caroll, J.M (2010). “Social Identity in Facebook Community Life. In International Journal of Virtual Communities and Social Networking 2(4), 66-78. (L)

Understanding networked communities
Lindtner, S., Chen, J. , Hayes, G.R. and Dourish, P. (2011). “Towards a Framework of Publics: Re-encountering Media Sharing and Its User”, ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 18 (2)

Schwämmlein, E. & Wodzicki, K. (2012). What to Tell About Me? Self-Presentation in Online Communities. In Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication (L)

Goodband, John H., Yvette Solomon, Peter C. Samuels, Duncan Lawson & Roy Bhakta (2012). “Limits and potentials of social networking in academia: case study of the evolution of a mathematics Facebook community”. Learning, Media and Technology 37(3) (L)

Thornton, L. J. (2014). “The Photo Is Live at Applifam: An Instagram Community Grapples With How Images Should Be Used”. Visual Communication Quarterly, 21 (2), 2014. (L)

Further reading
Nov, O., Naaman, N., Ye, C. (2009 ). Analysis of Participation in an Online Photo-Sharing Community: A Multidimensional Perspective. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (om Flickr) (L)

Dark communities?: trolls, hackers and dark players

Coleman, G (2012). “Phreaks, Hackers, and Trolls: The Politics of Transgression and Spectacle”. In The Social Media Reader (ed. Mandiberg, M.). Findes online her

Phillips, W. (2011b). LOLing at tragedy: Facebook trolls, memorial pages and resistance to grief online. First Monday, 16 (12).

Webber, N. (2013). Griefplay, Deviance and the Practice of Culture. In Exploring Videogames: Culture, Design and Identity. (eds. Webber, N. & Riha, D.). Online here

(fra Torill) > Phillips, W. (2013). “The House That Fox Built: Anonymous, Spectacle, and Cycles of Amplification”. In Televsion and New Media 14(6), p. 494-509. (L)

Politics and politicians in a networked culture (26/9)

Johnson, Zhang, Bicard and Selzer (2011). “United we stand? Online Social Network Sites and Civic Engagement” in A Networked Self. (course book)

Valtýsson, B. (2014). “Democracy in Disguise: The Use of Social Media in Reviewing the Icelandic Constitution”. Media, Culture & Society, vol 36 (1). (L)

Larsson, Anders Olof and Bente Kalsnes (2014). “Of course we are on Facebook” – Use and Non-Use of Social Media among Swedish and Norwegian Politicians. (L)

Xenos,M. Vromen, A. & Loader, B. (2014). “The Great Equalizer? Patterns of Social Media Use and Youth Political Engagement in Three Advanced Democracies”. In Information, Communication & Society, 17 (2) (L)

Further reading
van Zoonen, L. “Personalization: The Celebrity Politician” (chap 5. in Entertaining the citizen – when politics and popular culture converge) (L)

Civic Engagement and Empowerment (3/10)

Carpentier, N. (2007) .Theoretical frameworks for participatory media. In Media Technologies and Democracy in an Enlarged Europe, eds. Carpentier et al. (L)

Papacharissi, Z. A. ( 2010). “The Question of Citizenship in a Converged Environment”. Chap. 4 in A Private Sphere – Democracy in a Digital Age. (L)

Bakardjieva, M. (2012) “Mundane Citizenship: New Media and Civil Society in Bulgaria”. In Europe-Asia Studies, vol. 64, no 8.

Klastrup, L. (2011). ”Offentlighed for en dag? Facebook-grupper og de nye ”massebrugere”. In Journalistica: Tidskrift för Forskning i Journalistik. Vol 1. Issue: 1.

Further reading
Dahlgren, P. (2009). “Civic cultures: An Analytical Frame, excerpt from Media and Political Engagement – Citizens, Communication and Democracy. (L)

Counterpublics and Networked Activism (10/10)

Theocharis, Y., Lowe, W., van Deth, Jan W. and Garcid-Albacete (2014) : “Using Twitter to mobilize protest action: online mobilization patterns and actions repertoires in the Occopy Wall Street, Indignados, and Aganaktismenoi movements”. (L)

Neumayer, C. & Valtysson, B. (2013). “Tweet against Nazis?: Twitter, power, and networked publics in anti-fascist protests”. I Mediekultur vol. 55, p. 3-20.

Tina Askanius, Julie Uldam (2011). “Online social media for radical politics: climate change activism on YouTube”. International Journal of Electronic Governance (IJEG), Vol. 4, No. 1/2, 2011 (L)

Castells, Manuel (2012). Networks of Outrage and Hope. Social Movements in the Internet Age. Cambridge: Polity. [pp.1-19: “Opening: Networking Minds, Creating Meaning, Contesting Power”] (L)

Further reading
Turner, Fred (2006). From Counterculture to Cyberculture. Steward Brand, The Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism. Chicago, London: The University of Chicago Press. [pp.1-9: “Introduction”] (L)

Networked Culture in the workplace
Manheim, M. B. W: Exploring the Use of Social Network Sites in the Workplace (In A Networked Self)

Gibbs, J.L, Rozaidi N.A, Eisenberg, J. (2013): Overcoming the “Ideology of Openness”: Probing the Affordances of Social Media for Organizational Knowledge Sharing. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 19 (1).

Raeth, P., Kuegeler, M., Smolnik, S. (2011). Measuring the Impact of Organizational Social Web Site Usage on Work Performance: A Multilevel Model. Sprouts: Working Papers on Information Systems, 11(149).

Further reading:
EU report: Assessing the Benefits of Social Networks for Organizations, look at section A4 (which also refers to:

Etnography and Ethics
Xin Xin (2007): “How to do fieldwork” in Media Technologies and Democracy in an Enlarged Europe, eds. Carpentier et al. (L)

Markham, Annette N. (2005). The methods, politics, and ethics of representation in online ethnography. In Denzin, N. & Lincoln, Y. (Eds.). Handbook of Qualitative Research, 3rd Edition (pp.793-820). Thousand Oaks CA: Sage. (L)

Murthy, Dhiraj (2008). Digital Ethnography: An Examination of the Use of New Technologies for Social Research. Sociology 45(5). (L)

Postill, John & Sarah Pink (2012). Social Media Ethnography: The Digital Researcher in a Messy Web. Media International Australia, Incorporating Culture & Policy, No. 145. (L)

+ revisit Kozinets: “The Method of Netnography”.

Networked cultures in Asia: Resistance and Control
Kim, Y., Sohn D., Choi, S. M (2011). “Cultural difference in motivations for using social network sites: A comparative study of American and Korean college students”. Computers in Human Behaviour, 27 (1) (L)

Rauchfleisch, A. & Schäfer, Mike S. (2014) “Multiple public spheres of Weibo: a typology of forms and potentials of online public spheres in China”. In Information, Communication & Society, 2014. (L)

Huang, R. & Sun, X. (2014). “Weibo network, information diffusion and implications for collective action in China”. Information, Communication & Society, 2014. (L)

Molaci, H. (2014). “Discursive Opportunity Structure and the Contribution of Social Media to the Success of Social Movements in Indonesia”. In Information, Communication & Society, 2014. (L)

Further reading:
Takahashi, T. (2014). “Youth, social media and connectivity in Japan”. In The Language of Social Media (eds. Seargeant, P. and Tagg, C.). (L)

Living in a viral culture
Bakshy, E., Rosen, I., Marlow C., Adamic, L. (2012). “The Role of Social Networks in Information Diffusion”. WWW conference 2012. (L)

Rintel, S. (2013). ”Crisis memes: The importance of templatability to Internet culture and freedom of expression”. The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture 2(2). (L) NB! Publiceret udgave tilgængelig her:
Kramer, A., Guillory, J.E., Hancock, J. (2014). “Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks”. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 111 (24). Available here:
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Debate: Researching The Network Society anno 2014


Hampton, K. et al. (2014). “Social Media and the ‘Spiral of Silence’”. Pew Internet Research Project Report, august 2014. Oversigt her: og hele rapporten her:

Jensen, J. L. (2014). Online deliberation and beyond? A time-based and comparative study of Danish political debates online. Mediekultur 30 (56).

Boyd, D. & Crawford, K. (2012).”Critical Questions for Big Data”. In Information, Communication and Society, vol 5.(5). (L)
+ Heeger, T. (2014). Facebook gør os til kapitalismens kønsdel. (Information, 23/8-2014):

Groves et al (2013). The Value of Big Data in Digital Media Research. Report by McKinsey.

Rainie, L. & Wellman, B. (2012). The Future of Networked Individualism. Excerpt from Networked – the New Social Operating System. MIT Press.(L)

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