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How the World Changed Social Media

Miller, D; Costa, E; Haynes, N; McDonald, T; Nicolescu, R; Sinanan, J; Spyer, J; ... WANG, X; + view all (2016) How the World Changed Social Media. [Book]. Why we post. UCL Press: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

How the World Changed Social Media is the first book in Why We Post, a book series that investigates the findings of nine anthropologists who each spent 15 months living in communities across the world. This book offers a comparative analysis summarising the results of the research and exploring the impact of social media on politics and gender, education and commerce. What is the result of the increased emphasis on visual communication? Are we becoming more individual or more social? Why is public social media so conservative? Why does equality online fail to shift inequality offline? How did memes become the moral police of the internet?   Supported by an introduction to the project’s academic framework and theoretical terms that help to account for the findings, the book argues that the only way to appreciate and understand something as intimate and ubiquitous as social media is to be immersed in the lives of the people who post. Only then can we discover how people all around the world have already transformed social media in such unexpected ways and assess the consequences.

Type: Book
Title: How the World Changed Social Media
ISBN-13: 9781910634493
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.14324/111.9781910634493
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.14324/111.9781910634493
Language: English
Additional information: Text © Daniel Miller, Elisabetta Costa, Nell Haynes, Tom McDonald, Razvan Nicolescu, Jolynna Sinanan, Juliano Spyer and Shriram Venkatraman 2016 Images © Daniel Miller, Elisabetta Costa, Nell Haynes, Tom McDonald, Razvan Nicolescu, Jolynna Sinanan, Juliano Spyer and Shriram Venkatraman 2016. This book is published under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Non-derivative 4.0 International license (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). This license allows you to share, copy, distribute and transmit the work for personal and non-commercial use providing author and publisher attribution is clearly stated. Further details about CC BY licenses are available at http://creativecommons.org/ licenses/by/4.0
Keywords: Social media, Society, Culture, Memes
UCL classification: UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences
UCL > VP International
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1474805
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