04-08 Workshop: Introduction to Alternative Social Platforms

Friday, November 03, 8:30 am–10:00 am
Forum Suite

This live event will not be recorded.

Sponsored by the American Folklore Society Media and Public Outreach Committee, the Folkwise

Chair: Daisy Ahlstone (The Ohio State University)

Forum participants:

Andrea Kitta (East Carolina University)

Lynne S. McNeill (Utah State University)

Virginia Siegel (Arkansas Folk and Traditional Arts, University of Arkansas Libraries)

This workshop explores TikTok, Reddit, Discord, and Twitch as powerful social media tools for facilitating interactions among folklorists and for teaching others about folklore. This workshop will feature a panel of experts who will share their experiences and insights on using the use of these platforms for teaching, researching, and sharing folklore. Through interactive sessions, participants will learn how to leverage the unique features of each platform to engage with a wider audience, create compelling content, and foster meaningful interactions with other folklorists. This workshop invites audience members to bring personal electronics to receive direct feedback and support from organizers.