WORKSHOP Research on line/digital interaction: from online counselling to Tinder chat

WORKSHOP Research on line/digital interaction: from online counselling to Tinder chat

Organised by Carles Roca-Cuberes



The pervasiveness of social and other digital media in our private and professional lives demands detailed analysis. Social interaction in online, digital and mediated environments is characterized by its own (developing) conventions, rights and obligations. In this workshop, some recent work on online/digital interaction in different environments/platforms is presented. Drawing on qualitative, interactional perspectives, studies on Emoticons and communicative action, hyperlinking in online service chat, identity and social relationships in online text-in-interaction, mediated interaction in Grindr and Tinder, online discussion forum interaction, Facebook group interaction, and comments to online news, will be discussed.


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9.00-9.45 Carles Roca-Cuberes (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona): “The analysis of online/digital interactional data”

9.45-10.30 Wyke Stommel (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands): “Microanalysis of Online Data: the case of hyperlinking in online service chat”

10.30-11.15 Marie Flinkfeldt (Uppsala University, Sweden): “The new mundane: Analyzing identity and social relationships in online text-in-interaction”

11.15-11.45 Coffee break

11.45-12.30 Will Gibson (University College London, UK): “Emoticons and communicative action: pragmatic functions of emoticons in synchronous chat”

12.30-13.15 Elisabeth Muth Andersen (University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark): “Age and stage of life categorizations used in social conflict online”

13.15-14.00 Christian Licoppe (Department of Social Science, Telecom Paristech, France): “Initiating mediated interactions in the context of mobile, location aware dating: The contrasted cases of Grindr and Tinder”


Date: May 31st, 2017 - From 9.00 to 14.00 Venue: 55.309 Tànger Building. Campus del Poblenou Roc Boronat, 138. 08080 Barcelona