The culture of connectivity : a critical history of social media

Author
Dijck, José van.
Title
The culture of connectivity : a critical history of social media / José van Dijck.
Format
Book
Published
New York : Oxford University Press, c2013.
Description
ix, 228 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [207]-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 headings
Social media--History.
Online social networks--History.
ISBN
9780199970773 (hardback)
0199970777 (hardback)
9780199970780 (pbk.)
0199970785 (pbk.)

Holdings

Library
Blmgtn - Herman B Wells Library
Call Number
HM742 .D55 2013
Location
Checked out Due: 02-17-2015
Library
Indpls - IUPUI University Library
Call Number
HM742 .D55 2013
Location
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Library
South Bend - Schurz Library
Call Number
HM742 .D55 2013
Location
Checked out Due: 01-24-2015