Surprising social media harms and the Online Safety Bill. This week we're talking about Claudine's research into long term harms of social media content and managing the 'mundane'.
(Content warning: Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), reference to eating disorders).
Claudine's research investigates the role of individual differences in predicting and moderating experiences of subjective harm associated with social media use. To explore that relationship, she is preparing a large-scale collection of in-situ data on emotional responses to social media use and context using a mobile experience sampling method (ESM). She also plans to conduct a series of participatory design workshops that will explore innovative ways to visualise the data collected from the ESM in a manner that provides users with meaningful insight into their social media use.
Claudine has previously worked in immigration law, post-conviction justice, and bankruptcy court. She has also volunteered as an assistant to the Papers Chairs for the Conference on Human Factors in Computing and served as a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Responsible Technology.
Outside of her research, Claudine serves as the Technology Policy advisor for We and AI, a non-profit organisation that works to increase awareness and understanding of bias in artificial intelligence amongst the general UK population.
Links for this week: Journal of Social Media in Society (https://thejsms.org/index.php/JSMS/about); New Media in Society (https://journals.sagepub.com/home/nms); Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (https://chi2022.acm.org); Wired (https://www.wired.com).