KOM seminar: “(In)visibility: opportunities and challenges of Facebook groups’ use as information resources in everyday life”.
Ameera Mansour, is a doctoral student at the Swedish School of Library and Information Science, University of Borås. She is conducting her research project within the Linnaeus Centre for Research on Learning, Interaction, and Mediated Communication in Contemporary Society (LinCS) at the University of Gothenburg and the University of Borås, Sweden. She is primarily interested in everyday life information practices within Social Networking Sites environments. She specifically examines mothers’ engagement in online information practices through Facebook groups, and the ways they manage and navigate a complex sociotechnical landscape of seeking and sharing information and support through these sites. Ameera has published her work on everyday life information cultures within Social Networking Sites environments, including everyday life information seeking and sharing, information credibility and trust, information disclosure risks and privacy management, and the norms and values of seeking and sharing information and support through private Facebook groups.