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Geolocating the Past: Online Memories after the L’Aquila Earthquake

  • Manuela Farinosi
  • Alessandra Micalizzi
Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies book series (PMMS)

Abstract

Since the early ‘90s, the widespread adoption of digital media has had a profound impact on the form, content and ways of distribution of individual and collective memories. The new ICTs and the internet have exponentially increased and facilitated sharing, storing and retrieving data, experiences and memories. Social platforms provide space for voices that would not reach the broader public through traditional mainstream media, offering a unique opportunity to understand a certain event from a non-institutional point of view, and in this way, challenging the hegemonic narratives of the past.

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Digital Medium Collective Memory City Dweller Digital Storytelling Social Platform 
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