The rise of digital technologies is making it easier for us to engage in social media in ways we didn’t even know existed, sociologists have discovered.
But it’s not just the ease of accessing information that has led to a new generation of sociocultural theorists becoming increasingly interested in the way we connect with and engage with the world.
“The idea of social media and the new social-media generation is that it is all about communicating.
And it’s all about communication,” said sociologist and social-science professor Émilie Durkheim in an interview with The Atlantic.
“So what I think the social-networking era is really about is social-communication, and how you can communicate with the other person, or how you communicate with your friends.
It’s all of those things.”
But while Durkholm was interested in what people do online, she was particularly interested in how we interact with them.
So she began to look at how people interact with one another in their everyday lives.
Her first book, The Sociology of Social Media, took a look at the ways we interact and create social networks.
Her second book, Invisibilia, focused on how we are connected to our bodies.
“I think we’re just discovering a whole new way of being social,” Durkham said.
“It’s a way of thinking that’s not limited to a particular person, but to people all over the world.”
The most obvious way that we interact online is through social media, but social media has been around for quite some time.
As Durkheimer explains, social media was first created in the 1980s to help organize and communicate.
But by the 1990s, it was also used by people to find one another online, and it’s only in the past decade that the technology has begun to really take off.
Facebook is an example of this trend.
It has helped make the sharing of information a lot easier.
People use it to share information, but they also use it as a place for people to connect, Durkheim explained.
The social network itself isn’t a singular thing anymore, and that’s been a huge boon to the way that people have interacted online.
“Facebook is really an amazing example of how technology has made it so much easier for a lot of people to be socially connected and social, and this really has helped us make the world a lot more open and more connected,” she said.
So Durkholder has been looking to her book, the sociologies of social networks, to see what the future holds for social media.
“How do we take a sociological approach to social media?”
Durkhols asked rhetorically.
“Can we make the social network a thing?
What does the social media network have to do with how we communicate with each other?
Can we have a social network that’s built around the sociological understanding of the body, and the body is a site of communication?”
Durkelheim was interested to learn how the social networks themselves work.
“We’ve been interested in this for quite a long time,” she explained.
“There are some sociological books that are about how society works, but sociologically they don’t really have a clear idea of how the societies work, or what their social structures are.”
Durkhalism as a social-network model in action.
Durkhell started out by exploring the way people interact online in the context of their bodies.
She asked her subjects to write down their thoughts on the way they interacted with their bodies online, then ask each other for advice.
This was done using a series of questionnaires, which consisted of three pieces of paper: a list of the people they were talking to online, their name, their email address, and a short bio.
The questionnaires were written for a specific group of people: young people, people who had recently moved to a different country, and people who were from different countries.
“People who were really well-off were using the same questionnaire, so they were more likely to get the same advice,” Durkshed explained.
She then asked the questions for the other groups of people, and compared the results to the information in the questionnaire.
People in the affluent and well-connected groups were more than twice as likely as people in the poor and less-well-off groups to have received the same answers to the same questions.
“In some ways, the more affluent people were less likely to be able to get a response, because they weren’t the ones who were writing it,” Durkoshed said.
And this wasn’t just a question of money.
People were also asked to answer questions about whether they were happy with their body, or whether they had problems with their weight, and to report any problems with sex.
“What I was interested