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Plugged In: How Media Attract and Affect Youth

Patti M. Valkenburg and Jessica T Piotrowski

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300218879
eISBN:
9780300228090
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300218879.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This book is an illuminating study of the complex relationship between children and media in the digital age. Now, as never before, young people are surrounded by media, thanks to the sophistication ... More


The Qualified Self: Social Media and the Accounting of Everyday Life

Lee Humphreys

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780262037853
eISBN:
9780262346252
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037853.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

Social critiques argue that social media has made us narcissistic, that Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube are all vehicles for me-promotion. This book offers a different view. It shows that ... More


The Effect of Social Media on the 2012 London Olympics

Andy Miah

in Sport 2.0: Transforming Sports for a Digital World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035477
eISBN:
9780262343114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035477.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter provides a detailed analysis of the social media activity surrounding the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games, widely discussed as the first social-media Olympics. It examines how ... More


(Not) Just for the Fun of It: The Labor of Social Media Production

Brooke Erin Duffy

in (Not) Getting Paid to Do What You Love: Gender, Social Media, and Aspirational Work

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300218176
eISBN:
9780300227666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300218176.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter exposes the deep cracks in narratives of social media leisure and amateurism. It looks at how forms of value-generating, gendered self-expression are rife in the social media world ... More


Repost or Die: Ritual Magic and User-Generated Deities on Instagram

Rose Rowson

in Believing in Bits: Digital Media and the Supernatural

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190949983
eISBN:
9780190050023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190949983.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter is concerned with the analysis of contemporary, community-based practices surrounding the user-generated deity Safety Kitty on the image-sharing platform Instagram. Users engage with ... More


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