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Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest – nowe perspektywy badawcze
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest – new research perspectives

Author(s): Anna Gumkowska, Maria Czarkowska
Subject(s): Media studies, Theory of Communication
Published by: Instytut Slawistyki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: genre; literary science; classification; communication competency; text; social media platforms;

Summary/Abstract: The goal of this paper is to present the vast array of content that is emerging within social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest and analyze the ways in which they can be classified. This is a review of the available interdisciplinary methods and factors that should be taken into consideration when researching the genelogy of the texts that arise in the network. The Internet has changed the face of social communication. It has highlighted processes that were much less visible before. The challenge for researchers is to analyze the enormous amount of content and incorporate it into a classification system. Above all, statements made on social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, require analysis. Previous attempts to systematize them did not correspond to the reality of the network. Research on the Internet genres and communication forms requires the use of relevant analytical tools and interdisciplinary approaches.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 10
  • Page Range: 1-14
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish