Social media applications and platforms are increasingly defining the way we communicate. These technologies shape many areas of social life and affect the kinds of â€˜publicsâ€™ that form out of networked communication. Social media changes the ways commercial enterprise develops a customer base, the way emergency services communicate with locals during times of crisis, how people come together to protest or celebrate and how health and education are experienced. Researching Social Media Publics introduces research methodologies for analysing such sites of social media practice. It is part of the social media major and minor and also works as a pathway to postgraduate study.