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Understanding social media

Author: Sam Hinton, (Lecturer in media); Larissa Hjorth
Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, 2013. ©2013
Series: Understanding contemporary culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
"Understanding Social Media provides a critical and timely conceptual toolbox for navigating the evolution and practices of social media. Taking an interdisciplinary and intercultural approach, this book provides a clear and concise explanation of the key concepts but also goes beyond specific brands, sites and practices to show readers how to place social media more critically within the changing media and cultural  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sam Hinton, (Lecturer in media); Larissa Hjorth
ISBN: 9781446201206 1446201201 9781446201213 144620121X 9781446281635 1446281639
OCLC Number: 825558607
Description: 161 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction to social media --
What Is Web 2.0? --
Social network sites --
Participation and user created content --
Art and cultural production --
Social media games --
Social, locative and mobile media --
Series Title: Understanding contemporary culture.
Responsibility: Sam Hinton and Larissa Hjorth.


An accessible, humanities oriented introduction to the key themes and debates in the study of social media. Full of examples and case studies, this book shows students how to place social media more  Read more...
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A solid overview of current research and debates in the analysis of social networks, Understanding Social Media is a useful text for all students of digital media. -- Rebecca Bishop, Independent Read more...

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