The Culture of Connectivity

Author: José van Dijck
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199970780
Release Date: 2013-03-21
Genre: Business & Economics

The Culture of Connectivity tells the full story of the rise of social media in the first decade of the twenty-first century up to the present, providing both a historical and a critical analysis of the emergence of major platforms in the context of a rapidly changing ecosystem of connective media. platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, and Wikipedia.

The Culture of Connectivity

Author: Jose van Dijck
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199970797
Release Date: 2013-01-02
Genre: Music

Social media penetrate our lives: Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and many other platforms define daily habits of communication and creative production. This book studies the rise of social media, providing both a historical and a critical analysis of the emergence of major platforms in the context of a rapidly changing ecosystem of connective media. Author Jos? van Dijck offers an analytical prism that can be used to view techno-cultural as well as socio-economic aspects of this transformation as well as to examine shared ideological principles between major social media platforms. This fascinating study will appeal to all readers interested in social media.

The Culture of Connectivity

Author: Jose van Dijck
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199970803
Release Date: 2013-01-02
Genre: Music

Social media penetrate our lives: Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and many other platforms define daily habits of communication and creative production. This book studies the rise of social media, providing both a historical and a critical analysis of the emergence of major platforms in the context of a rapidly changing ecosystem of connective media. Author Jos? van Dijck offers an analytical prism that can be used to view techno-cultural as well as socio-economic aspects of this transformation as well as to examine shared ideological principles between major social media platforms. This fascinating study will appeal to all readers interested in social media.

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The Digital Mystique

Author: Sarah Granger
Publisher: Seal Press
ISBN: 9781580055154
Release Date: 2014-08-26
Genre: Social Science

In The Digital Mystique, Sarah Granger—a nationally recognized expert on online culture and social technology—shows us how digital media is shaping our lives in real time. Whether it's how we raise our children, communicate in love and partnerships, support causes, or establish friendships and trust, Granger pinpoints the best ways to seize digital opportunities to make our lives richer and fuller. While the Internet era is one that is frequently criticized as undermining our health, privacy, concentration, and ability to sustain real-world relationships, Granger takes a more optimistic and empowering view. She shares real-life stories and surprising facts about our lives—both online and off—to shed new and fascinating light on the positive effects of the digital media revolution, showing us how we can personally learn, grow, and thrive by engaging in our digitized world. The Digital Mystique includes the following chapters: Connecting Is Just the Beginning .YOU Friending Is Trending Love in the Time of Messaging The Kids Are Online The Senior Moment The Passion of the Web There’s No Business Like E-Business Community Is the Key The Difference a Tweet Makes What We Leave Behind A Stitch in Digital Time

Mediated Memories in the Digital Age

Author: José van Dijck
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804756244
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Computers

This book studies how our personal memory is transformed as a result of technological and cultural transformations: digital photo cameras, camcorders, and multimedia computers inevitably change the way we remember and affect conventional forms of recollection.

Global Cultures of Contestation

Author: Esther Peeren
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319639826
Release Date: 2017-11-30
Genre: Social Science

This book guides the reader through the many complications and contradictions that characterize popular contestation today, focusing on its socio-political, cultural, and aesthetic dimensions. The volume recognizes that the same media and creative strategies can be used to pursue very different causes, as the anti-gay marriage Manif Pour Tous movement in France makes clear. The contributors are scholars from the humanities and social sciences, who analyze protests in particular regions, including Egypt, Iran, Australia, France, Spain, Greece, and Hong Kong, and transnational protests such as the NSA-leaks and the mobilization of migrants and refugees. Not only the specificity of these protest movements is examined, but also their tendency to connect and influence each other, as well as the central, often ambiguous role global digital platforms play in this.

The Social Life of Connectivity in Africa

Author: Mirjam de Bruijn
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137278029
Release Date: 2012-12-05
Genre: Social Science

The rapid increase in adoption of modern 'connective' technologies like the mobile phone has reshaped the social landscape of Africa. This book examines the myriad possibilities that the post-global moment offers African societies to develop and to relate, offering profound new insights into the processes of globalization.

A Networked Self

Author: Zizi Papacharissi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135966164
Release Date: 2010-09-10
Genre: Computers

A Networked Self examines self presentation and social connection in the digital age. This collection brings together new work on online social networks by leading scholars from a variety of disciplines. The focus of the volume rests on the construction of the self, and what happens to self-identity when it is presented through networks of social connections in new media environments. The volume is structured around the core themes of identity, community, and culture – the central themes of social network sites. Contributors address theory, research, and practical implications of many aspects of online social networks including self-presentation, behavioral norms, patterns and routines, social impact, privacy, class/gender/race divides, taste cultures online, uses of social networking sites within organizations, activism, civic engagement and political impact.

Social Media

Author: Christian Fuchs
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781473987494
Release Date: 2017-02-25
Genre: Computers

This book equips students with the critical thinking they need to understand the complexities and contradictions of social media and make informed judgements. The second edition explores the sharing economy of Uber and Airbnb and social media in China.

Social Media

Author: Hana S. Noor Al-Deen
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739167298
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Computers

Social Media: Usage and Impact, edited by Hana S. Noor Al-Deen and John Allen Hendricks, provides a comprehensive and scholarly analysis of social media while combining both the implementation and the effect of social media in various environments, including educational settings, strategic communication (which is often considered to be a merging of advertising and public relations), politics, and legal and ethical issues. All chapters constitute original research while using various research methodologies for analyzing and presenting significant information about social media.

Media Society World

Author: Nick Couldry
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780745680767
Release Date: 2013-08-29
Genre: Social Science

Media are fundamental to our sense of living in a social world. Since the beginning of modernity, media have transformed the scale on which we act as social beings. And now in the era of digital media, media themselves are being transformed as platforms, content, and producers multiply. Yet the implications of social theory for understanding media and of media for rethinking social theory have been neglected; never before has it been more important to understand those implications. This book takes on this challenge. Drawing on Couldry's fifteen years of work on media and social theory, this book explores how questions of power and ritual, capital and social order, and the conduct of political struggle, professional competition, and everyday life, are all transformed by today's complex combinations of traditional and 'new' media. In the concluding chapters Couldry develops a framework for global comparative research into media and for thinking collectively about the ethics and justice of our lives with media. The result is a book that is both a major intervention in the field and required reading for all students of media and sociology.

Status Update

Author: Alice E. Marwick
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300176728
Release Date: 2013-11-26
Genre: Computers

Presents an analysis of social media, discussing how a technology which was once heralded as democratic, has evolved into one which promotes elitism and inequality and provides companies with the means of invading privacy in search of profits.

Huawei

Author: Tian Tao
Publisher: SAGE Publications India
ISBN: 9789386062079
Release Date: 2016-10-11
Genre: Business & Economics

The inspirational business story of Huawei: how to grow from start up to world leader in two decades… With over 170,000 employees in more than 170 countries and regions, serving more than one-third of the world's population, how does entrepreneur Ren Zhengfei manage a telcoms giant called Huawei? What is the secret to Huawei’s global success? In 1987, a 44-year-old man founded a telecom equipment-trading firm in Shenzhen, China, with start-up capital of $5,000. In 29 years, it grew to become the largest telecoms company in the world. This book goes behind the scenes to explore the story of what Ren Zhengfei did differently, how the company he started reached the top spot, and why Huawei is known as a "collective" and not a private company: Learn how this Chinese start up business became an international success Understand the business strategy, leadership skills and management philosophy of Huawei’s entrepreneurial founder Get tips, inspiration and motivation for your own business start-up. 14 years of meticulous research and 136 senior management and employee interviews reveal how Huawei's international business success lies in its ability to transform the intellectual elite into a band of soldiers with the same set of values and resolve, while at the same time preventing a culture of subservience. This fascinating story provides a unique glimpse into the machinations of one of the world’s most powerful companies. "The company serves as an example for many Chinese entrepreneurs striving to go global, and also presents valuable lessons for Western companies striving to integrate Eastern and Western values and ways of looking at business." - Co-author David De Cremer, KPMG Professor of Management Studies at Cambridge Judge Business School

Mass Communications and Media Studies

Author: Peyton Paxson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781501329951
Release Date: 2018-05-17
Genre: Social Science

Mass Communications and Media Studies: An Introduction, 2nd edition is a comprehensive yet concise survey of the history of mass communication media, discussing the current state of each medium, and anticipating the future of mass media. Divided into twelve chapters, it can be used in either 16-week semesters or 12-week terms. Retaining the successful organization of the 1st edition, Peyton Paxson writes in an accessible and well-organized manner, catering to both the needs of students and instructors. He begins each chapter with a list of the current issues and trends concerning the chapter's topic, followed by a brief history of that topic, its current state, predictions for the future, an assessment of career opportunities, and discussion questions for critical thinking. More than just updating statistical data, the 2nd edition weaves in discussions of relevant contemporary issues, including crowdsourcing, going 'viral', interactive advertising, tv industry consolidation, 'the internet of things', conflicting ideas of net neutrality and their continuing implications in a more-connected world.