My paper to ECREA conference – further reading

The following are papers, chapters, and web pages I touch on today in my paper What’s the hash tag? Folksonomy, brand, and control: organising and owning conversations on Twitter at ECREA’s 2010 conference in Hamburg.

Anstead, N., & O’Loughlin, B. (2010). The Emerging Viewertariat: Explaining Twitter Responses to Nick Griffin’s Appearance on BBC Question Time. UEA School of Political, Social and International Studies Working Paper Series, 1(1).

Bourdieu, P. (1986). The Forms of Capital. In Handbook of Theory and Research for the Sociology of Education. Connecticut: Greenwood Press.

Boyd, D., Golder, S., & Lotan, G. (2010). Tweet, Tweet, Retweet: Conversational Aspects of Retweeting on Twitter, Kauai, HI: HICSS-43, IEEE.

Coleman, J. S. (1988). Social Capital in the Creation of Human Capital. American Journal of Sociology, 94, S95 – S120.

Hine, C. (2001). Virtual Ethnography. London: Sage.

Mathes, A. (2004). Folksonomies – cooperative classification and communication through shared metadata. Retrieved 8/10/10, from…

McNely, B. (2009). Backchannel persistence and collaborative meaning-making, Proceedings of the 27th ACM international conference on Design of communication (pp. 297-304). Bloomington, Indiana, USA: ACM.

Putnam, R. D. (2000). Bowling Alone. New York, NY, USA: Simon & Schuster.

Putnam, R. D., Feldstein, L. M., & Cohen, D. (2003). Better Together: restoring the American community. New York, NY, USA: Simon & Schuster.

Rettberg, J. W. (2008). Blogging. London: Polity.

Sweney, M., & Busfield, S. (2010). BBC to close two radio stations and halve web output after Tory pressure. The Guardian.

Vander Wal, T. (2005). Explaining and Showing Broad and Narrow Folksonomies. Retrieved 7/10/10, from

Vander Wal, T. (2007). Folksonomy Coinage and Definition. Retrieved 7/10/10, from

Wagner, C., & Strohmaier, M. (2010). The Wisdom in Tweetonomies: Acquiring Latent Conceptual Structures from Social Awareness Streams, Semantic Search 2010 Workshop (SemSearch2010), in conjunction with the 19th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW2010). Raleigh, NC, USA.

By Jon Hickman

Hi, I'm Jon. I teach and research digital culture, social media and new media practice at Birmingham City University. Find out more about me with this lovely CV: Find out about my work at the Birmingham Centre for Media & Cultural Research: