Jonathon Hutchinson




Jonathon Hutchinson (Ph.D. 2013, ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation, Queensland University of Technology) is a lecturer in Online Media and Social Media Communication at the University of Sydney. He has recently completed his thesis investigating the role of user-generated content within the ABC. During this time, he trained as an ethnographer in both online and offline environments, and is also skilled at organisational ethnography. Hutchinson has been published in the Australian Journal of Communication, Media International Australia, M/C Journal and Platform, and is the 2013 winner of the Australian and New Zealand Communications Association’s Grant Noble Prize for Best Postgraduate Student Paper Award. His research interest include public service media, cultural intermediation and developing digital research methods. He also owns and operates Digital Dialect Consultancy.

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Oct 17th 2016

Social media connects us across space and time, allowing us to find like-minded communities and participate creatively in public life as never before. We may often use social media without thinking much about the possible consequences. But there is a shadow side associated with social media use, which takes the form of hate speech, increased surveillance, lack of anonymity and questionable use of our data. What do we need to know to use social media spaces effectively, in a way that is safe and productive for all?

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