Digital platforms are rapidly transforming traditional media, reframing interpersonal mediated communication, and changing the rules of the game for everything from retail to politics, religion to regulation, evaluation to advertising. How do these platforms, which include Facebook, Twitter, and eBay, revolutionise our interactions, filtering our daily routines through technology? This theme interrogates urgent social, political and economic issues raised by platforms, and their potential implications.

Understanding user-platform interactions and algorithmic impact: The development and implementation of a novel research methodology on Google Search - Research Council Flanders (Belgium) - (Project on the user-algorithm nexus in Google Search, applied to politics and health information) - Cedric Courtois as CI.

The Digital Societies working group meets [DETAILS]. Contact [DETAILS].

From 2018 to 2020 the School of Communication and Arts led the Platform Media strategic research initiative. The initiative explored the centrality of digital platforms to media industries, cultures and public life. View videos of talks held as part of the initiative here.

  • Adrian Athique
  • Paul Henman
  • Cedric Courtois
  • Katie Brennan