• Thesis: Social Media Data Case Studies

    This post is one of a serialisation of key (edited) extracts of my thesis, “Digital Ethnography and a Virtual Orkney: The Role of Folklore in Creating an Online Orkney Place”, submitted and completed in 2018. You can download the full text below, with all footnotes, full data quotes, and list of references. I have left …

  • All The Things: August 2019

    Well, I did say I would be back in August! Hello again, friends. It’s been a while. Life is pretty different from when I last posted here, though not unexpectedly so (in the broadest sense). The bairn arrived safe and well on her due date, cutting it fine at 11.59pm, after the best part of …

  • Letter to The Courier (Perth Office)

    Croy 19th December 2018 Dear Editor, Last week, at an academic conference in Perth, my husband had his bag stolen from the drinking establishment in which he and some of his colleagues had been partaking in an evening tipple. There wasn’t too much in the bag, and I completely understand that someone in Perth was …

  • Two Months on Tuesday: September and October 2018

    This latest update, covering September and October, has been written over a number of weeks. It originally started thus: “I am typing this with my laptop balanced over my knees, and a puppy asleep next to me, head resting on my left thigh. The calm after the storm and before the next storm (repeat to …