About

The Social Media Alternatives Project (S-MAP) is comprised of two parts. First, there is a blog exploring developments in alternative social media. That is, sites that are built due to criticisms of mainstream social media sites such as Facebook, Google+, and Twitter. Notable examples of these sites include Diaspora, Quitter, and Lorea. The blog will discuss these sites and detail research on them.

Second, the S-MAP will house an archive of screenshots and data about alternative social media. This is meant to be a resource for scholars who are studying these alternatives, as well as for those who want to build their own alternatives to Facebook, Twitter, and Google.

Sponsors

The S-MAP is made possible by these generous sponsors:

th Dean, College of Humanities, University of Utah

thc The Tanner Humanities Center, University of Utah

vp U of Utah Vice President for Research

Staff

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Robert W. Gehl, associate professor, Communication, The University of Utah

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Julie Snyder-Yuly, PhD student, Communication, The University of Utah

Diana Zulli, PhD student, Communication, The University of Utah

Miao Liu, PhD student, Communication, University of Utah

Advisory Board

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Geert Lovink, Research Professor of Interactive Media at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam (HvA) and a Professor of Media Theory at the European Graduate School.

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Victor Pickard, Assistant Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania.

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Allyson Mower, Assistant Librarian, Marriott Library, University of Utah.

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Christian Fuchs, Professor of Social Media at the University of Westminster.

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Ganaele Langlois, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Studies, York University.

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