The Culture of Connectivity: A Critical History of Social Media

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Oxford University Press, 2 ene. 2013 - 240 páginas
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 José 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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Acknowledgments
Connectivity
Disassembling Platforms Reassembling Sociality
Facebook and the Imperative of Sharing
Twitter and the Paradox of Following and Trending
Flickr between Communities and Commerce
The Intimate Connection between Television and Video
Wikipedia and the Neutrality Principle
Lock In Fence Off
Notes
55
Index
65
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Sobre el autor (2013)

José van Dijck is Professor of Comparative Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam, where she also served as Dean of Humanities.

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