Beyond Facebook and Twitter: The Impact of New and Niche Platforms
For years, Facebook and Twitter dominated scholarly research about the social media landscape. But in the last few years, new video-based social networks and alt-platforms have emerged. How do these platforms fit into the broader online ecosystem and what impact could they have in 2022? This seminar will present new research on YouTube’s recommendation algorithm, political communications on TikTok, and the right-wing platforms Gab, Gettr, Parler, and Truth Social.