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[Commlist] Making Sense of Small and Big Data as Onlife Traces - Nordicom Review Special Issue published

Wed Aug 28 11:09:25 GMT 2019

This special issue of Nordicom Review discusses how we create meaning in, and make sense of, big and small data as traces of intrinsically interwoven offline and online lives, also known as onlife traces.

The articles study the onlife empirically and discuss the methods used to infer meaning from data traces to usage or users. Rather than solving the 'meaning' problem, some articles apply big and small data methods to the onlife while others explicitly discuss issues of sense-making in various empirical contexts that suggest further directions in the field of digital sociology.

Editors are Anja Bechmann, Kjetil Sandvik and Karin Zelano.

Table Of Contents

Making Sense of Small and Big Data as Onlife Traces

By: Anja Bechmann, Kjetil Sandvik and Karin Zelano

One Day in the Life of a National Twittersphere

By: Axel Bruns and Brenda Moon

Inequality in Posting Behaviour Over Time

A study of Danish Facebook users

By: Anja Bechmann

Structural Ageism in Big Data Approaches

By: Andrea Rosales and Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol

The Meaning of Links

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

By: Dag Elgesem

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

By: Sara Leckner and Pernilla Severson

Walking Through, Going Along and Scrolling Back

Ephemeral mobilities in digital ethnography

By: Kristian Møller and Brady Robards

A Room of One's Own?

Using period trackers to escape menstrual stigma

By: Amanda Karlsson

Encounters with Self-Monitoring Data on ICT Use

By: Minna Saariketo

Tracing Communicative Patterns

A comparative ethnography across platforms, media and contexts

By: Signe Sophus Lai, Jesper Pagh and Fiona Huijie Zeng

Four Styles of Quali-Quantitative Analysis

Making sense of the new Nordic food movement on the web

By: Anders Kristian Munk

Personality Filters for Online News Interest and Engagement

By: Ragnhild Eg and Arne Krumsvik

All articles are available as Open Access.

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