LinkedIn: New media, social media, or computer-mediated communication (CMC)?

When we are researching LinkedIn, are we researching new media, social media, computer-mediated communication? Researchers are actively deciding which term to use to because the term that you use says something about how you understand these interactions and what makes them worthy of study. So to begin, while there are important ways that these conversations …

The many worlds in LinkedIn

Let’s start with a quick “tour of the tabs” in typical “what the linguist sees…” style, exploring the interactional sociolinguistic work which is being done on LinkedIn And there is much to talk about! Home Here is where you see your newsfeed, updates that members of your network and companies that you follow have posted.  For …