Social Media Research with Digital Methods by Richard Rogers

This resource introduces the study of different kinds of techniques to study social media platforms, broadly known as digital methods. It considers social media research in the broader context of internet history and, in particular, studying social media as a comment space, a space of discussion and debate. It looks at Facebook, Google Web Search, Instagram, YouTube, Reddit, 4Chan, Telegram, and TikTok, discussing the research taking place about conversations that are happening online. It looks at leaving comments in posts or making online contributions, whether they're authentic, toxic, sincere, insincere and how to understand particular platforms' features to identify the recommendations.