“I Use Social Media as an Escape from All That” Personal Platform Architecture and the Labor of Avoiding News

Examining U.S. young adults, this study explores the design and maintenance of personal media across digital platforms and its impact on news use. Through 50 guided interviews using social media, it introduces the concept of personal platform architecture and its relation to digital labor, highlighting how this work often steers users away from news encounters.

August 2023 · Kjerstin Thorson, Ava Francesca Battocchio