Defining Network Borders on Instagram: the Case of Russian-Speaking Bloggers with Migration Background

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Abstract

Mass self-communication [12] has led to a continuous process of de-institutionalization of media systems; today, myriads of bloggers are struggling to receive audiences’ attention. Networked user communities contribute to the creation of attitudes and transfer of information and ideas [6]. The two major approaches to reconstructing the discussion structure are the ‘issue mapping’ and the ‘actor mapping’. ‘Actor mapping’ focuses on a dataset of bloggers that is checked for interconnectedness and requires a development of a pre-defined list of bloggers; however, such lists are easy to create only in case of top political bloggers or journalists. This study aims to test a methodological approach of ‘actor mapping’ on Instagram; more precisely, we aim at testing a method for creating a corpus of relevant accounts on Instagram. The methodological design we have developed aims to create a database of Instagram blogs about migration in Russian language beyond an issue-triggered discussion. The paper discusses also the restrictions of Instagram as platform and contributes to the general knowledge how Instagram bloggers use hashtags.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Computing and Social Media. Design, Ethics, User Behavior, and Social Network Analysis
Subtitle of host publication12th International Conference, SCSM 2020, Held as Part of the 22nd HCI International Conference, HCII 2020, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 19–24, 2020, Proceedings, Part I
EditorsGabriele Meiselwitz
Pages647-657
ISBN (Electronic)9783030495701
StateE-pub ahead of print - 10 Jul 2020
Event12th International Conference on Social Computing and Social Media - Denmark, Denmark
Duration: 19 Jul 202024 Jul 2020

Publication series

NameLNCS
Number12194

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Social Computing and Social Media
Abbreviated titleSCSM 2020
CountryDenmark
CityDenmark
Period19/07/2024/07/20

Keywords

  • Community engagement

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