Social Media: Communication, Sharing and Visibility by Graham Meikle

By Graham Meikle

Social media structures have captured the eye and mind's eye of many thousands of individuals, permitting their clients to enhance and show their creativity, to empathize with others, and to discover connection, communique and communion. yet also they are surveillance structures wherein these clients turn into complicit of their personal advertisement exploitation. during this obtainable publication, Graham Meikle explores the tensions among those elements of social media.

From fb and Twitter to Reddit and YouTube, Meikle examines social media as industries and as imperative websites for knowing the cultural politics of way of life. construction at the new different types of conversation and citizenship led to by means of those systems, he analyzes the meanings of sharing and privateness, web memes, remix cultures and citizen journalism. all through, Social Media engages with questions of visibility, functionality, structures and clients, and demonstrates how networked electronic media are followed and tailored in an atmosphere equipped round the convergence of private and public conversation.

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