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Tiara.org is the personal homepage of Alice Marwick, aka alicetiara. I am a social software researcher based in New York City.
I am currently an Assistant Professor in Fordham University's Department of Communication and Media Studies. Previously I was a postdoctoral researcher at Microsoft Research New England in the Social Media Collective, and a Visiting Researcher at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School.
I study online identity and consumer culture. I'm currently looking at social status and conspicuous consumption online; fashion bloggers; LGBT youth transmedia viewing practices; teens and privacy practice on social networking sites; online celebrity; life-streaming and personal documentation; and self-branding as a technology of subjectivity. You can read the papers I've written here.
I am currently working on a book, tentatively titled Status Update, for Yale Press. It will be an expanded and rewritten version of my dissertation.
I like thrift stores, small dogs, teen-targeted TV shows, and dystopian sci-fi novels. I'm all over the net in many guises. Tiara.org has been online continuously since 1999.