Instagrammatics and digital methods: studying visual social media, from selfies and GIFs to memes and emoji

  title={Instagrammatics and digital methods: studying visual social media, from selfies and GIFs to memes and emoji},
  author={Tim Highfield and Tama Leaver},
  journal={Communication Research and Practice},
  pages={47 - 62}
ABSTRACT Visual content is a critical component of everyday social media, on platforms explicitly framed around the visual (Instagram and Vine), on those offering a mix of text and images in myriad forms (Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr), and in apps and profiles where visual presentation and provision of information are important considerations. However, despite being so prominent in forms such as selfies, looping media, infographics, memes, online videos, and more, sociocultural research into… 

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