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Alice Marwick is the Director of the McGannon Communication Research Center and an Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University. Her work examines the impact of the large audiences made possible by social media on individuals and communities from a social, cultural, and legal perspective. She is the author of Status Update: Celebrity, Publicity and Branding in the Social Media Age (Yale 2013), an ethnography of the San Francisco tech scene which examines how people seek online status through attention and visibility. Current research interests include online privacy practices, the changing nature of celebrity, and gender, feminism and social media. She writes for popular publications such as The New York Times, The New York Review of Books and The Guardian in addition to academic publications including Public Culture, New Media and Society, Critical Studies in Media Communication, Television and New Media and others. Alice has a PhD from the Department of Media, Culture and Communication at New York University.

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