Social Media: Communication, Sharing and Visibility

Meikle, G. 2016. Social Media: Communication, Sharing and Visibility. New York Routledge.

TitleSocial Media: Communication, Sharing and Visibility
AuthorsMeikle, G.
Abstract

Social media platforms have captured the attention and imagination of many millions of people, enabling their users to develop and display their creativity, to empathize with others, and to find connection, communication and communion. But they are also surveillance systems through which those users become complicit in their own commercial exploitation. This book explores the tensions between these two aspects of social media. From Facebook and Twitter to Reddit and YouTube, it examines social media as industries and as central sites for understanding the cultural politics of everyday life. Building on the new forms of communication and citizenship brought about by these platforms, the book analyzes the meanings of sharing and privacy, internet memes, remix cultures and citizen journalism. Throughout, the book engages with questions of visibility, performance, platforms and users, and demonstrates how networked digital media are adopted and adapted in an environment built around the convergence of personal and public communication.

Keywordssocial media, communication, sharing, visibility, convergence
Year2016
PublisherRoutledge
Publication dates
Published22 Feb 2016
Place of publicationNew York
ISBN9780415712248

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