In this comprehensive, ambitious and timely book, Burgess, Marwick and Poell present to us ‘the social media paradigm’ – a distinctive and potentially transformative moment in the history of media and communications, perhaps also in the world’s cultural, economic and political life. Grounded in rigorous intellectual and empirical work and committed to international, multi-and inter-disciplinary endeavor, this book provides a much-needed basis for critical understanding and future research on the social shaping and social consequences of today’s social media paradigm.
This phenomenal collection of articles by such esteemed scholars offers a critical glimpse into the various ways in which social media has reconfigured contemporary life. This book is essential for both scholars and students.
This remarkable collection of original and thoughtful essays will have lasting value for students and researchers. The Handbook of Social Media not only defines the broad field of social media studies, but it sets the agenda for the future.
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