How the world changed social media /

How the World Changed Social Media is the first book in Why We Post, a book series that investigates the findings of anthropologists who each spent 15 months living in communities across the world. This book offers a comparative analysis summarising the results of the research and explores the impac...

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Author / Creator:Miller, Daniel, 1954- author.
Imprint:London : UCL Press, 2016.
Description:1 online resource (xxiv, 262 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Language:English
Series:Why we post
Why we post.
Subject:Social media.
Information society -- Social aspects.
Anthropology.
Social and cultural anthropology, ethnography Mod Social and cultural anthropology, ethnography.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
Sociology and anthropology.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Social Psychology.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- Media & Communications.
Information society -- Social aspects.
Social media.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11397647
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ISBN:9781910634516
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9781910634493
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9781910634486
9781910634523
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9781910634479
9781910634486
Digital file characteristics:data file
Notes:"This book is one of a series of 11 titles."--Page v.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 242-252) and index.
English.
Print version record.
Summary:How the World Changed Social Media is the first book in Why We Post, a book series that investigates the findings of anthropologists who each spent 15 months living in communities across the world. This book offers a comparative analysis summarising the results of the research and explores the impact of social media on politics and gender, education and commerce. What is the result of the increased emphasis on visual communication? Are we becoming more individual or more social? Why is public social media so conservative? Why does equality online fail to shift inequality offline? How did memes become the moral police of the internet? Supported by an introduction to the project's academic framework and theoretical terms that help to account for the findings, the book argues that the only way to appreciate and understand something as intimate and ubiquitous as social media is to be immersed in the lives of the people who post. Only then can we discover how people all around the world have already transformed social media in such unexpected ways and assess the consequences.
Other form:Print version: Costa, Elisabetta. How the world changed social media. [Place of publication not identified] : UCL Press, 2016 1910634476
Standard no.:604151
10.14324/111.9781910634493