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Social media and digital technologies

Družbeni mediji in digitalne tehnologije

Course credits:

6.00 ECTS / 60 (30 hours of lectures, 0 hours of exercises, 30 hours of seminars, 0 hours other forms of work)

Course holder:

prof. dr. Gregor Petrič


  • Asst. Prof. Sara Atanasova
  • Assoc. Prof. Andraž Petrovčič






First semester

Study degree

1. level

    Course execution:

  • Undergraduate Programme of Cultural studies - Studies of Culture and Creativity
  • Undergraduate Programme of Social Informatics

Short content

The course is designed to equip students with critical insight into theories and research approaches, which are focused on social, psychological and interactional aspects of the development, uses and consequences of social media and digital technologies. The course includes the following content: 1. Definitions, typologies and characteristics of social medial and digital technology; Emergence, development and critics of sociability evolution from Web 1.0 to Web 3.0. 2. Wider socio-cultural context of the formation and the role of social media in contemporary society. 3. Participation and collaboration in social media, social interactions, collective actions, social capital, self-representation and networked self. 4. Social media, activism, polarization of opinions and democratic discussions. 5. Practical tools for participation in social media, tools for collecting and analyzing data from social media. 6. Legal and ethical aspects of engagement and usage of social media in relation to privacy. 7. A choice of relevant questions related to the role of social media in economy, politics and everyday life.

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