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YouTube, blogging, Wikipedia, Twitter, Facebook, Second Life and other 'new new media' are transforming just about every aspect of our culture from the way we elect Presidents to how we watch television. New New Media details the benefits, opportunities, and dangers of these transformations.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Allyn & Bacon
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Oct 24, 2010 rated it liked it
Ugh. Levinson is rather full of himself, but knowledgeable about different sources of new new media (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Wikipedia...). It really is pretty well written, but Levinson references his own blog, podcast, science-fiction books, and essentially anything else he has created with even the slightest relevance to the topic at hand. The book isn't all that long as it is, but I swear it could 25 pages shorter if all the self-referential things were removed.

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Jan 26, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012, communication
Great books from communication scholar!
I always love to read this kind of stuffs, esp related to new social media.
mr. levinson describe and explained them one by one and that's awesome!
In2012, i am hoping to read more communication books like this one
Chad Harrison
Nov 03, 2010 rated it it was ok
Seemed mostly like a platform to talk about himself and how "into" new new media he is.
Plamen Miltenoff
Mar 05, 2013 is currently reading it
Chapter 6. Blogging (should be blogs / wikkies)
p. 82. Chapter 6. Blogging is “the first big player” in the new new media revolution by the easy of use (any reader can become a writer) blog requires no production.
Although speaking is easier then writing… Writing always had some advantages over speaking
Writing is permanent and has greater control of the message. A speaker has harder time disguising emotions in a speech.
Blogging takes the dissemination of news and opinion one big step beyond the
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Jan 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Not yet dated. A good description of several forms of digital communication- not sure I would call them New New Media- I don't like his semantic use of "new new".
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Paul Levinson, PhD, is an author, professor, and media commentator. His first novel, The Silk Code, won the Locus Award for best first science fiction novel of 1999. Entertainment Weekly called his 2006 novel, The Plot to Save Socrates, “challenging fun”. Both novels were reissued as "author's cut" ebooks in 2012, and Unburning Alexandria, sequel to The Plot to Save Socrates, was published in 2013 ...more

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