Among the apps they profile are App Annie: app industry ranking and infrastructure, LoseIt!: calorie tracking and the discipline of consumption, Snapchat: phatic
communication and ephemeral social media, Hillary 2016: appified politics in campaign apps, and Neko Atsume: affective play and mobile casual gaming.
For more than a decade now, my research and scholarship have focused on new Nigerian/African socialities and cultures produced in such novel spaces of meaning and phatic
communion as social media.
Culture and the Status Quo: Reconsidering the Purpose of Social Media Activism," Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies 23(3): 251-269.
By engaging scholarship regarding online media, including research into typologies of comments (Mackay & Tong, 2011; Mishne & Glance, 2006) and Vincent Miller's (2008) argument that social media promotes "phatic
communication," we discuss how the contentious conversation in question unfolds and examine examples where sets of slurs interact with each other.
Although we can't trace the provenance of the second, phatic
epithet as we can the alliterative first, mapping "Stigmata" to "scars" and "stalagmite" to "rooted," we can appreciate the latter as a grotesque expression of idolatry and a bit of phonetic fun: uh-mee-buh-buh-hee-muhth.
Most works of art invite a variety of titling options and each title, according to Viezzi (2013), at least has the capacity to perform the naming, identifying, and phatic
communication among English native speakers.
Facebook 'likes' simply help to create the appropriate conditions for a successful online business; similar to other kinds of 'phatic
labour' (Elyachar 2010), they can only potentially be transformed into vending opportunities.
Apart from this, the interrelationship between language and identity by illustrating various functions of language such as communicative, representative, expressive, phatic
and performative functions.23 So language communicates, represents, expresses, phatically communicates and performs identity in various forms of discourse.
1.The Elemis Dry Body Brush will slough away dead skin cells and give your lym- phatic
system a much-needed boost
In Vida's texts the particles er and um--what linguists call "discourse markers" or "phatic
communication"--figure prominently, along with words such as maybe and perhaps.
Ramsay's questions in  and  and Lily's reply in  form a simple phatic
exchange similar to the how-are-you sequence in Extract (1), despite the fact that Mr.