A Networked Self: Identity, Community, and Culture on Social Network Sites
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A Networked Self: Identity, Community, and Culture on Social Network Sites

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A Networked Self examines self presentation and social connection in the digital age. This collection brings together new work on online social networks by leading scholars from a variety of disciplines. The volume is structured around the core themes of
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Published August 2nd 2010 by Taylor & Francis, Inc. (first published July 30th 2010)
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Carrie
Excellent compilation of research on social networking - uses & gratifications, implications, more. Makes me really want to learn network analysis. First chapter on network effects was extremely interesting, and the section on copyright and remixing was beautifully written and accessible, which makes it very useful to share with my students. All in all, the book concludes mostly either positive or neutral outcomes for social networking, e.g. that it is at the very least not the scourge of hu...more
Laurel
This is a collection of "theory and research on online social networks by leading scholars from a variety of disciplines". It has been sitting on my work desk for about 6 months and I am pleased I now have time to read these essays.

This was a very good collection of essays, and yes, research reports. Challenging reading for an undergraduate, yet I will assign several of the chapters to my "Living Life Online" class in the Spring.
Karl Georg
The quality of the contributions varies between pretty good and quite poor. Zizi herself seems to be one smart woman.
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