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Understanding Social Media

Second Edition


September 2019 | 232 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Exploring questions of both exploitation and empowerment, Understanding Social Media provides a critical conceptual toolbox for navigating the evolution and practices of social media.

Taking an interdisciplinary and intercultural approach, it explores the key themes and concepts, going beyond specific platforms to show you how to place social media more critically within the changing media landscape.

Updated throughout, the Second Edition of this bestselling text includes new and expanded discussions of:

  • Qualitative and quantitative approaches to researching social media
  • Datafication and algorithmic cultures
  • Surveillance, privacy and intimacy
  • The rise of apps and platforms, and how they shape our experiences
  • Sharing economies and social media publics
  • The increasing importance of visual economies
  • AR, VR and social media play
  • Death and digital legacy

Tying theory to the real world with a range of contemporary case studies throughout, it is essential reading for students and researchers of social media, digital media, digital culture, and the creative and cultural industries.

 
Chapter 1 Introduction
 
Chapter 2 Approaches to Social Media
 
Chapter 3 Histories of Social Media
 
Chapter 4 Datafication and Algorithmic Cultures
 
Chapter 5 Mobile Applification
 
Chapter 6 Geolocation and Social Media
 
Chapter 7 Social Media Visualities
 
Chapter 8 Mobile Media Art: The Art of the Social
 
Chapter 9 Museums and New Visualities
 
Chapter 10 Paralinguistics
 
Chapter 11 Social Media Mixed Reality
 
Chapter 12 Social Media and Death
 
Chapter 13 Conclusion

It has not been delivered to me.

Professor Ayse Fulya Sen
Journalism, Firat Universitesi
October 7, 2018

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Larissa Hjorth

Larissa Hjorth is Professor in the Games Program at the School of Media & Communication, at RMIT University, Australia.  More About Author

Sam Hinton

Sam Hinton is Senior Lecturer in Media, Arts and Design Faculty at the University of Canberra, Australia.  More About Author

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