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Measuring Perception Control on Social Media - Dr Melanie Keep

Season 1, Ep. 6

This week we are joined by Dr Melanie Keep from the University of Sydney. Mel, alongside Dr Alison Attrill-Smith, is the co-author of ‘Controlling You Watching Me: Measuring Perception Control on Social Media’. Join us to discover more about social media perception and identity. What is e-health and what are its benefits? How and why do we define ourselves on social media? Why is age a factor in social media identity? In this episode, Mel answers all of these questions and more.


We will also gain further insights into ‘Controlling You Watching Me: Measuring Perception Control on Social Media’, its impacts and the motivation behind Mel's research.


In today's episode, we discuss:


Mel's academic background. [00:43]


Mel guides us through the e-health field and the Australian e-health system. [04:02]


We are given an overview of ‘Controlling You Watching Me: Measuring Perception Control on Social Media’. [12:40]


Mel discusses whether or not social media self-perception will evolve as a result of the youth of today. [19:19]


We learn about how the results of Mel's experiment could have differed if there was a focus on the eastern world. [22:14]


Mel discusses the pitfalls of academia and academic productivity. [31:34]


Finally, Mel tells us her one piece of advice for young academics and anyone undertaking a PhD. [34:26]


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