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The role of online communities in supporting mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major effect on billions of lives, with online communities playing an active part in supporting people's mental health.

By Chengcheng Qu, Renwen Zhang, September 2021

PDF | HTML | In the Digital Library

DEPARTMENT: Milestones

Social media then and now

By Manandeep, December 2020

PDF | HTML | In the Digital Library

Finding the local in locations: Working with GPS non-use in Nairobi

SECTION: Features

Finding the local in locations: Working with GPS non-use in Nairobi

The Nairobi Accident Map crowdsourced traffic accident reports on social media and geocoded them using the landmarks and road names mentioned in social media posts. In doing so, the project centered the agency and local practices of Kenyan social media users.

By Elizabeth Resor, November 2019

PDF | HTML | In the Digital Library

Digital and physical barriers to changing identities

Social media sites often erect barriers to changing identities online, which can be similar to physical world barriers faced by marginalized groups. How can social media be designed to enable rather than constrain life changes?

By Oliver L. Haimson, December 2017

PDF | HTML | In the Digital Library