Welcome to SOMERI network pages

SOMERI –  Social Media Research Institute is a network for Jyväskylä University’s scholars and other interested actors in the field of social media research.

The multidisciplinary research group (FERG) specialized in the communicative power of Facebook from the Department of Communication and the Department of History and Ethnology organized the first social media research networking seminar “Social media as a research challenge” on May 21, 2013. The seminar programme and presentation slides can be found from the Seminar 21.5.2013 page. The second networking seminar was organized on August 26, 2013 with the theme “Developing multidisciplinary social media research projects”. The seminar outline is presented in the Seminar 26.8.2013 page.

The third SOMERI event, Social Media Research Symposium “Successes and failures in studying social media: issues of methods and ethics”, was organized on November 20, 2015. The symposium attracted around 50 researchers from various fields connected to quantitative and qualitative social media research, especially surrounding the theme focus on methods (experiences and innovations) and ethics of social media research. The program, presentations and more info can be found from the Research Symposium page and its sub pages.

This webpage will be used to gather information on social media research around Finland and Nordic countries. The aim of the network is to share research knowledge and innovations, create contacts and produce co-projects.


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