In this video, I talk about the role of the editor and editing process in the context of social media. The central issues that I focus on include: the impact of social media on editing, how the role of the editor has changed in the rapidly developing digital landscape of Web 2.0, and finally, I will discuss how research dissemination takes place on social media.
In order to address these issues, I construct theoretical definitions of what ‘editing’ and who the ‘editor’ is in the context of social media. From here, I then propose the different ways in which these definitions have changed from our classical conceptions and definitions. Finally, I look at the dissemination of information on social media and explore positive and negative implications of these new, non-traditional forms of research dissemination.
The importance of exploring the role of the editor and issues which are connected to it encourage us to think considerately about the digital activities that we may take part in. Additionally, understanding these issues allows us to think broadly about how we present ourselves online and what constitutes our virtual identities.
How social media will continue to change, develop and impact upon the role of the editor is not only interesting, but clearly very relevant to the times we live in today too.
“#RefugeesWelcome – Social Media’s Massive Response to Humanitarian Crisis.”Social Songbird. N.p., n.d. Web. 3 Dec. 2015.
“Amalia’s Instagram (@amaliaulman), Instagram Photos and Videos.” N.p., n.d. Web. 3 Dec. 2015.
“Amalia Ulman on the Insta-Scam of the Century.”Dazed. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Dec. 2015.
erik. “Blog.reddit — What’s New on Reddit: Reflections on the Recent Boston Crisis.” N.p., n.d. Web. 3 Dec. 2015.
Hogan, Bernie. “The Presentation of Self in the Age of Social Media: Distinguishing Performances and Exhibitions Online.” Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society 30.6 (2010): 377–386. Web. 3 Dec. 2015.
Holmes, Julia. “Copy Editors Are the Proletariat of the Publishing World.” New Republic. N.p., 3 2015. Web. 20 Oct. 2015.
Ingram, Mathew. “Of Bitcoin and Doxxing: Is Revealing Satoshi Nakamoto’s Identity Okay Because It Was Newsweek and Not Reddit?” N.p., 6 Mar. 2014. Web. 3 Dec. 2015.
Kaligotla, Chaitanya, and Charles D. Galunic. “The Spread of False Ideas through Social Media.”Academy of Management Proceedings 2015.1 (2015): 14564. Web. 25 Nov. 2015.
Kietzmann, Jan H. et al. “Social Media? Get Serious! Understanding the Functional Building Blocks of Social Media.” Business Horizons 54.3 (2011): 241–251. Web. 25 Nov. 2015. SPECIAL ISSUE: SOCIAL MEDIA.
Pfeffer, J., T. Zorbach, and K. M. Carley. “Understanding Online Firestorms: Negative Word-of-Mouth Dynamics in Social Media Networks.”Journal of Marketing Communications 20.1-2 (2014): 117–128. Web. 26 Oct. 2015.
Russell Spears, Tom Postmes. “Group Identity, Social Influence and Collective Action Online: Extensions and Applications of the SIDE Model.” (2013): xx–xx. Print.
Smith, Chris, November 30, and 2013Internet. “Dealing with Disaster: How Social Media Is Helping Save the World.” TechRadar. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Dec. 2015.