Social media has been described as today’s equivalent of Rome’s mob rule. Why do we share on social media? What makes one story go viral and another disappear? Why does a well-meaning post get a completely unintended and unwelcome reaction? What’s true and what’s fake? Drawing on research from UNSW colleagues Peter White and Michele Zappavigna, and other social media authors, Kerrie Davies explains the secrets of social media sharing, slamming and truth seeking.

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Supported by NYU Sydney.

Kerrie Davies (Australian)

Kerrie Davies is a journalist, author of A Wife's Heart and media lecturer at UNSW. She has contributed to Vogue Australia, The Weekend Australian and Elle, among other media outlets. She is completing her Doctor of Arts at the University of Sydney and is co-author of the Colonial Australian Literary Journalism Database with Dr Willa McDonald and Dr Bunty Avieson. Kerrie has also written about the literary journalists at the Ned Kelly siege and revisionist biography.