The digital world is constantly evolving. Soon after completing The Young and the Digital our research team began laying the foundation for new and ongoing projects. Currently, we are preparing to launch a new digital media research initiative that focuses on the use and evolution of social media platforms. We will be conducting field work, experiments, surveys, and interviews with a wide range of social media participants. The use of social media is changing even as you read this. But exactly how are social media behaviors evolving and, more important, what are the larger social consequences?
To answer these and other questions we are jumping back into the “digital trenches” to see firsthand how engagement with social media is transforming what it means to be social, digital, and alive in today’s world.
As soon as we finalize our research initiative and get our team in place we will be back with the exciting details. So, stay tune for a fuller description of the projects as well as updates, reports, and even suggestions from you on how we can refine our research efforts.