Key questions

In late modern and globalized information societies people’s everyday lives are mediated in increasingly complex ways. Shifts in media culture are reflected in the lives of different generations and social groups in various ways. For example, young people often lead media-centered lives, operating in expert and personalized ways in different media environments. Furthermore, different (sub)cultural and migrant groups can join in and contribute to the interactive social media niches adapted to their specific needs.

Key questions for our research are:

  • What opportunities and affordances for (inter)action do social media provide?
  • What are the linguistic, discursive, multimodal, social and cultural resources and practices through which activities are created, organized, and experienced by users of social media?
  • How do these resources and practices contribute to the construction and negotiation of identity, culture and communality?