#INNDEM2017 Speaker: Adrienne Massanari

 

Name: Adrienne Massanari 

Topic: Reddit and the 2016 US Presidential elections

Who?

 

Adrienne Massanari is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research interests include digital culture, platform politics, gender and technology, and digital ethics. Her book, Participatory Culture, Community, and Play: Learning from Reddit (Peter Lang, 2015), considers the culture of Reddit.com.

What?

 

Reddit & the 2016 US Presidential election

In her presentation, Adrienne discusses the unique culture and underlying technology of Reddit.com. Focusing on the 2016 US Presidential election, she illustrates how these factors shaped political talk on the social media site. She also offers some thoughts about how political parties, organizations, and individuals can navigate Reddit’s culture successfully.