Author: John Joseph Silvestro

John is a PhD Candidate at Miami (OH) University. His research explores the intersections of digital communities, circulation, and composing practices with a particular interest in how circulation enables mundane and minor composing practices, such as Likes, reTweets, and sharing, to have significant rhetorical impact.

Presenters Bill Wolff, Saint Joseph’s University Devon Ralston, Miami University Review Presenting immediately after Stephanie Vie’s keynote on social media’s increasing influence, Devon Ralston and Bill Wolff explored the possibilities for and ethics of researching social media with their panel “The Ethics and Archives of Doing Social Media Research.” Through anecdotes, lit reviews, methods, software considerations, and questions, they challenged the field to view social media research as more than something we should do given its pervasiveness, but to instead position it as something that has extreme relevance and thus requires sensitivity because of its presence in many people’s lives.…

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