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Walking Through, Going Along and Scrolling Back
Ephemeral mobilities in digital ethnography


Spatial metaphors have long been part of the way we make sense of media. From early conceptualizations of the internet, we have come to understand digital media as spaces that support, deny or are subject to different mobilities. With the availability of GPS data, somatic bodily movement has enjoyed significant attention in media geography, but recently innovations in digital ethnographic methods have paid attention to other, more ephemeral ways of moving and being with social media. In this article, we consider three case studies in qualitative, “small data” social media research methods: the walkthrough, the go-along and the scroll back methods. Each is centred on observing navigational flows through app infrastructures, fingers hovering across device surfaces and scrolling-and-remembering practices in social media archives. We advocate an ethnography of ephemeral media mobilities and suggest that small data approaches should analytically integrate four dimensions of mediated mobility: bodies and affect, media objects and environments, memory and narrative, and the overall research encounter.

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Four Styles of Quali-Quantitative Analysis
Making sense of the new Nordic food movement on the web

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The Meaning of Links
On the interpretation of hyperlinks in the study of polarization in blogging about climate change

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The Difference Culture Makes
Comparing Swedish news and cultural journalism on the 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris

individuals present in the items. If the item included emotions such as fear, anger or sorrow, it was coded as emotional (otherwise as unemotional). A third dichotomous variable, mode of emotionality, was used to analyse whether emotions were expressed through integrative or disruptive forms of identification. If people primarily were expressed as coming together through shared experiences, solidarity or sorrow, the item was coded as integrative. If people were described in terms of blame, revenge or ethnic animosity, the item was coded as disruptive. Framing and actors

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Tracing Communicative Patterns
A comparative ethnography across platforms, media and contexts

snowball sampling in qualitative research. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 11(4): 327-344. Patton, M. Q. (2015). Qualitative research & evaluation methods: Integrating theory and practice (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc. Poels, K., Ijsselsteijn, W. A. & de Kort, Y. (2015). World of Warcraft, the aftermath: How game elements transfer into perceptions, associations and (day)dreams in the everyday life of massively multiplayer online role-playing game players. New Media

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Exploring Journalism and Computer Science Student Collaboration
A Norwegian case study

‘the contribution of the other students’ (2011: 17). Hultén and Edwardsson (2017) find challenges like communication between disciplines, finding common ground and obstacles when integrating storytelling and engineering design. However, their students found the collaboration to be helpful overall and ‘reported an awareness of the need to communicate across disciplines’ (2017: 13). In a similar vein, Angus and Doherty (2015) state that despite many challenges, interdisciplinarity was achieved in their student project. Weber and Rall (2012) point out that the key

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Exploring the Meaning Problem of Big and Small Data Through Digital Method Triangulation

. & Bennato, D. (2012). The open laboratory: Limits and possibilities of using Facebook, Twitter and YouTube as a research data source. Journal of Technology in Human Services , 30(3-4): 145-159. Greenberg, B. S., Eastin, M. S., Skalski, P., Cooper, L., Levy, M. & Lachlan, K. (2005). Comparing survey and diary measures of internet and traditional media use. Communication Reports , 18(1): 1-8. Halkier, B. (2010). Focus groups as social enactments: Integrating interaction and content in the analysis of focus group data. Qualitative Research , 10(71): 71

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Issue Salience on Twitter During Swedish Party Leaders’ Debates

“Green/Alternative/Libertarian vs. Traditional/Authoritarian/Nationalist” (GAL/TAN) policy dimension ( Hooghe et al., 2002 ). For the purpose of this study, issues that are not directly related to the traditional economic policy dimension will be considered to belong to the GAL/TAN dimension. Policy issues on this dimension include not only issues such as immigration, European integration, the environment and gender equality, but also defence and law and order ( Kriesi et al., 2008 ). Traditional media coverage is central to the agenda-setting process and the

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Structural Ageism in Big Data Approaches

. Nguyen, D., Trieschnigg, D., Doğruöz, A. S. et al. (2014). Why gender and age prediction from tweets is hard: Lessons from a crowdsourcing experiment. In The annual meeting of the EPSRC network on vision & language and the technical meeting of the European network on integrating vision and language: A workshop of the international conference on computational linguistics (COLING 2014) (pp. 1950-1961). Dublin, Ireland: COLING. O’Neil, C. (2016). Weapons of math destruction. How big data increases inequality and threatens democracy . New York: Broadway Books

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Emerging Forms of Hyperlocal Media
The case of Finland

a prominent role in sharing local information. However, the local press is still strong in Finland. Most of the existing 200 titles are local and regional newspapers. At the same time, transformation within traditional newspapers and media businesses may explain and describe the need for new hyperlocal initiatives. The current media landscape in Finland is characterised by clustering and both vertical and horizontal integration, which shape the landscape into a more complex network. This means that alongside a growing concentration of ownership, newspaper

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