Worth mentioning in the communicating research findings session at that the big social media platforms aren't the only option for disseminating research findings online: worth looking at open source & federated alternatives eg WordPress, Mastodon too.

This isn't just a technical concern but a political one too - engaging only with large tech businesses means ceding control of our how our research findings are communicated to them, and makes us beholden to their priorities and interests


(btw if you're interested in trying out mastodon and looking for a community of people doing critical research on design and digital technology, you'd be very welcome to join us on assemblag.es !)

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