The social networking site LinkedIn reported a fall in the value of its shares last week and, although predictions of failure surface every couple of months about the big-hitters, Facebook and Twitter, social media websites don’t seem to be losing any of their popularity. Which is good for us researchers, as such websites present endless opportunities for recruitment, communication, observation and ‘scraping’.

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Tags: NSMNSS, digital research, ethics, Facebook, graduate project, Hannah Silvester, methodology, online methods, social media, Twitter