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Author Dijck, José van.
Title The culture of connectivity : a critical history of social media / José van Dijck.
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2013.
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 Floor3  HM742 .D55 2013    IN LIBRARY
Description ix, 228 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [177]-220) and index.
Contents Engineering sociality in a culture of connectivity -- Disassembling platforms, reassembling sociality -- Facebook and the imperative of sharing -- Twitter and the paradox of following and trending -- Flickr between communities and commerce -- YouTube: the intimate connection between television and video sharing -- Wikipedia and the neutrality principle -- The ecosystem of connective media: lock in, fence off, opt out?
Summary "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."--Publisher's website.
Subject Social media -- History.
Online social networks -- History.
ISBN 0199970785 (pbk.)
9780199970773 (hardback)
0199970777 (hardback)
9780199970780 (pbk.)
OCLC number 803472498