I am Simon Lindgren, a Professor of Sociology at Umeå University in Sweden. I am also the head of DIGSUM. My research is about how people make use of the internet and social media to interact with each other and the world around them. I have written books such as New Noise (2013) and Hybrid Media Culture (2013). I use ethnographic methods, network analysis, and text analysis to study the relationship between digital media and society (politics; movements; power; resistance; creativity; knowledge). I have published a number of research papers in these areas.