A researcher call Benjamin Gotts from the University of Aberdeen got in touch recently and asked if I would take part in some research he is doing:

Drawing on previous arguments that weblogs or ‘blogs’ are a new ‘postmodern’ form of journalism, I am looking to understand how ordinary citizens, empowered by digital technologies that connect throughout the globe, are contributing to and participating in their own kind of news and the way this is fed back into the presentation of news in the media.

He asked if I would take a survey, which I did, and would pass the survey details on for those interested in taking part.

You can take the survey here – http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~soc220/newsocialmediasurvey/

I’m sure the results will be interesting