Social Media: Uses and Abuses June 26, 2009Outline for the Day:Location: David Wilson Library, First floor, Seminar Room 1University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RJ
PROGRAMME (as of 17th of June 2009)10.00amSession on Twitter (for those who want to set up on theirlaptop or phone) – Jennifer Jones +110.30am
Registration opens (Tea and Coffee)
10.50amHousekeeping, details of event programme and structure andinvitation to tweet. - Jennifer Jones11.00am
Welcome from Department of Media andCommunications/University of Leicester
- Barrie Gunter11.15pm
Social ‘Me’-dia: Real-time Connections and VirtualIdentity.Gillian Youngs, University of Leicester
Time/space experiential dimensions of social media are at theheart of taking virtual identity from the realms of fantasy toeveryday reality. They point to fresh imperatives for newmedia literacy and engagement, and its importance forstimulating wider digital innovation and creativity.12.00pm PhD Panel:
Jin Shang, University of Leicester
Jin is a PhD student from the Department of Media andCommunications. He is now researching on the developmentof 'digital economy' and 'digital city' in China. Jin is alsoinvolved in a university funded seminar series called 'CreativeCuppa' as project manager & operating director; and this iswhat he is going to focus on.
Jennifer Jones, University of Leicester
Jennifer Jones may only be registered as a part-time PhDstudent with the Media and Communication department at theUniversity of Leicester –but she considers herself fullyemerged within what the rest of the planet are calling “SocialMedia”. Her research aims to move away from the idea thatthe internet is just another object, observed from a bird eyeview; that as researchers, we should start to consider theviews of the self-defined user; and that the real social benefitswill occur when we stop talking, and we start doing.
Tia Azulay, De Montfort University