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Twitter and the Paradox of Following and Trending

José van Dijck

in The Culture of Connectivity: A Critical History of Social Media

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199970773
eISBN:
9780199307425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199970773.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

The fourth chapter traces the transformation of Twitter, the microblogging platform that started in 2006. The platform aimed to be an autonomous utility service promoting user connectedness, but ... More


Micro-Blogging and Status Updates on Facebook: Texts and Practices

Carmen K. M. Lee

in Digital Discourse: Language in the New Media

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199795437
eISBN:
9780199919321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795437.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines the text-making practices of one of the newest media, micro-blogging (web-based self-reporting in the form of short messages). It focuses on status updates on Facebook written ... More


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