Using social media for impact and public engagement – a case study of @projectmyplace

A podcast I did with Martin Price of the MYPLACE project for the Digital Change GPP. MYPLACE brings together 16 universities across 14 European countries, as well 14 other public institutions. It’s a massive and fascinating project, looking at young people’s political participation across Europe and how it’s shaped by the continent’s legacy of totalitarianism and populism. It’s also a great example of how social media (in this case the blog linked above and the @projectmyplace twitter feed) can be placed at the heart of even the largest research project and be used creatively to meet the project’s strategic aims, without getting in the way of more ‘traditional’ elements of the work involved in research.

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