Author: Alice E. Marwick
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release Date: 2013-11-28
Genre: Social Science
Social media technologies such as YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook promised a new participatory online culture. Yet, technology insider Alice Marwick contends in this insightful book, “Web 2.0” only encouraged a preoccupation with status and attention. Her original research—which includes conversations with entrepreneurs, Internet celebrities, and Silicon Valley journalists—explores the culture and ideology of San Francisco’s tech community in the period between the dot com boom and the App store, when the city was the world’s center of social media development. Marwick argues that early revolutionary goals have failed to materialize: while many continue to view social media as democratic, these technologies instead turn users into marketers and self-promoters, and leave technology companies poised to violate privacy and to prioritize profits over participation. Marwick analyzes status-building techniques—such as self-branding, micro-celebrity, and life-streaming—to show that Web 2.0 did not provide a cultural revolution, but only furthered inequality and reinforced traditional social stratification, demarcated by race, class, and gender.
Author: James W. Cortada
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-12-04
Genre: Business & Economics
This book discusses the evolution of management as a professionover the past two decades and how it continues to evolve. It goeson to describe the new style of management and makesrecommendations for what today’s and tomorrow’smanagers must know and how to work. Offers ways to think about your role as a manager in order tooptimize your effectiveness toward uncertain and turbulentchanges Discusses current realities in which management currentlyoperates Provides a historical background of managerial practices andhow they’ve evolved in the present workplace
Author: Crystal Abidin
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
Release Date: 2018-07-16
Genre: Social Science
This book presents a framework for thinking about different forms of internet celebrity that have emerged in the last decade. Through cross-cultural case studies, the book offers a brief history of internet celebrity; analysis on recent developments in the industry; and commentary on emergent trends.
Author: Jean Burgess
Release Date: 2017-03-30
Genre: Social Science
The world is in the midst of a social media paradigm. Once viewed as trivial and peripheral, social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and WeChat have become an important part of the information and communication infrastructure of society. They are bound up with business and politics as well as everyday life, work, and personal relationships. This international Handbook addresses the most significant research themes, methodological approaches and debates in the study of social media. It contains substantial chapters written especially for this book by leading scholars from a range of disciplinary perspectives, covering everything from computational social science to sexual self-expression. Part 1: Histories And Pre-Histories Part 2: Approaches And Methods Part 3: Platforms, Technologies And Business Models Part 4: Cultures And Practices Part 5: Social And Economic Domains
Author: Dave Kerpen
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2011-05-17
Genre: Business & Economics
THE NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER! The secret to successful word-of-mouth marketing on the social web is easy: BE LIKEABLE. A friend’s recommendation is more powerful than any advertisement. In the world of Facebook, Twitter, and beyond, that recommendation can travel farther—and faster—than ever before. Likeable Social Media helps you harness the power of word-of-mouth marketing to transform your business. Listen to your customers and prospects. Deliver value, excitement, and surprise. And most important, learn how to truly engage your customers and help them spread the word. Praise for Likeable Social Media: “Dave Kerpen’s insights and clear, how-to instructions on building brand popularity by truly engaging with customers on Facebook, Twitter, and the many other social media platforms are nothing short of brilliant.” Jim McCann, founder of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM and Celebrations.com “Alas, common sense is not so common. Dave takes you on a (sadly, much needed) guided tour of how to be human in a digital world.” Seth Godin, author of Poke the Box “Likeable Social Media cuts through the marketing jargon and technical detail to give you what you really need to make sense of this rapidly changing world of digital marketing and communications. Being human—being likeable—will get you far.” Scott Monty, Global Digital Communications, Ford Motor Company “Dave gives you what you need: Practical, specific how-to advice to get people talking about you." Andy Sernovitz, author of Word of Mouth Marketing: How Smart Companies Get People Talking
Author: Ivana Bušljeta Banks
Release Date: 2014-11-25
Genre: Business & Economics
Advances in Advertising Research are published by the European Advertising Academy (EAA). This volume is a compilation of research presented at the 12th International Conference in Advertising (ICORIA) which was held in Zagreb (Croatia) in June 2013. The conference gathered 105 leading researchers from 23 countries under the conference theme “To Boldly Go... Extending the Boundaries of Advertising”. The book provides international state-of-the-art research with 23 articles by renowned scholars from the worldwide ICORIA network.
The authors of Toxic Sludge Is Good for You! unmask the sneaky and widespread methods industry uses to influence opinion through bogus experts, doctored data, and manufactured facts. We count on the experts. We count on them to tell us who to vote for, what to eat, how to raise our children. We watch them on TV, listen to them on the radio, read their opinions in magazine and newspaper articles and letters to the editor. We trust them to tell us what to think, because there’s too much information out there and not enough hours in a day to sort it all out. We should stop trusting them right this second. In their new book Trust Us, We’re Experts!: How Industry Manipulates Science and Gambles with Your Future, Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber, authors of Toxic Sludge Is Good For You, offer a chilling exposé on the manufacturing of "independent experts." Public relations firms and corporations know well how to exploit your trust to get you to buy what they have to sell: Let you hear it from a neutral third party, like a professor or a pediatrician or a soccer mom or a watchdog group. The problem is, these third parties are usually anything but neutral. They have been handpicked, cultivated, and meticulously packaged in order to make you believe what they have to say—preferably in an "objective" format like a news show or a letter to the editor. And in some cases, they have been paid handsomely for their "opinions." For example: You think that nonprofit organizations just give away their stamps of approval on products? Bristol-Myers Squibb paid $600,000 to the American Heart Association for the right to display AHA’s name and logo in ads for its cholesterol-lowering drug Pravachol. SmithKline Beecham paid the American Cancer Society $1 million for the right to use its logo in ads for Beecham’s Nicoderm CQ and Nicorette anti-smoking ads. You think that a study out of a prestigious university is completely unbiased? In 1997, Georgetown University’s Credit Research Center issued a study which concluded that many debtors are using bankruptcy as an excuse to wriggle out of their obligations to creditors. Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lloyd Bentsen cited the study in a Washington Times column and advocated for changes in federal law to make it harder for consumers to file for bankruptcy relief. What Bentsen failed to mention was that the Credit Research Center is funded in its entirety by credit card companies, banks, retailers, and others in the credit industry; that the study itself was produced with a $100,000 grant from VISA USA, Inc. and MasterCard International; and that Bentsen himself had been hired to work as a credit-industry lobbyist. You think that all grassroots organizations are truly grassroots? In 1993, a group called Mothers Opposing Pollution (MOP) appeared, calling itself "the largest women’s environmental group in Australia, with thousands of supporters across the country." Their cause: A campaign against plastic milk bottles. It turned out that the group’s spokesperson, Alana Maloney, was in truth a woman named Janet Rundle, the business partner of a man who did P.R. for the Association of Liquidpaperboard Carton Manufacturers—the makers of paper milk cartons. You think that if a scientist says so, it must be true? In the early 1990s, tobacco companies secretly paid thirteen scientists a total of $156,000 to write a few letters to influential medical journals. One biostatistician received $10,000 for writing a single, eight-paragraph letter that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. A cancer researcher received $20,137 for writing four letters and an opinion piece to the Lancet, the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, and The Wall Street Journal. Rampton and Sta...
Starting today, you no longer have to live through the gossip news of your favorite celebrities because you can turn your own life into the same star-driven celebrity marketing machine through The Fame Game. Seen through the eyes of an experienced Hollywood talent manager, The Fame Game will guide readers past the carefully crafted public relations images splashed across the pages of their favorite tabloids to reveal how today's hottest celebrities live, thrive, and flourish in the glamorous world of show business where the cameras are always on, the fans' gossip ricochets through all the popular social media networks, and the money flows in multi-million dollar deals based on nothing more than notoriety instead of talent. If you want to learn how Hollywood really works and how you can use the techniques of show business to market yourself into the next Hollywood sensation or just to promote yourself within your own line of work, you need to learn the secrets told in The Fame Game.
Author: Andrew F. Smith
Release Date: 2004
The history of food and drink in America is an exciting tale of unexpected twists and turns filled with with hot-shot inventors, high-flying promoters, and hard-hitting advertisers. From the California coast to Coney Island, this book takes readers on a panoramic journey through American culinary history. 250 halftone illustrations.