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Tweeting to Power: The Social Media Revolution in American Politics

Jason Gainous and Kevin M. Wagner

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199965076
eISBN:
9780199350476
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199965076.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Using theory and data from leading online social media, Gainous and Wagner illustrate how platforms such as Twitter and Facebook are bypassing traditional media and creating a new forum for the ... More


Sport 2.0: Transforming Sports for a Digital World

Andy Miah

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035477
eISBN:
9780262343114
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035477.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Digital technology is changing everything about modern sports. Athletes and coaches rely on digital data to monitor and enhance performance. Officials use tracking systems to augment their judgment ... More


The Infinite Scroll

Tarek El-Ariss

in Leaks, Hacks, and Scandals

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691181936
eISBN:
9780691184913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181936.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on Saudi “tweeter” Mujtahidd, who has been leaking by “showing the inside” of the Saudi government and royal family since 2011. It explores how the leaking subject, the unknown ... More


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


Data in Society: Challenging Statistics in an Age of Globalisation

Jeff Evans, Sally Ruane, and Humphrey Southall (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781447348214
eISBN:
9781447348269
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447348214.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Statistical data and evidence-based claims are increasingly central to our everyday lives. Critically examining ‘Big Data’, this book charts the recent explosion in sources of data, including those ... More


Worried About the Wrong Things: Youth, Risk, and Opportunity in the Digital World

Jacqueline Ryan Vickery

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036023
eISBN:
9780262339339
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036023.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

It’s a familiar narrative in both real life and fiction, from news reports to television storylines: a young person is bullied online, or targeted by an online predator, or exposed to sexually ... More


Following Searle on Twitter: How Words Create Digital Institutions

Adam Hodgkin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226438214
eISBN:
9780226438351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226438351.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Twitter is used as an example of a distinctively digital institution. Twitter’s constitution and development is a test case for Searle’s theory of Status Function Declarations. The analysis ... More


Unequal to the Moment

John T. Lysaker

in Philosophy, Writing, and the Character of Thought

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226569567
eISBN:
9780226569734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226569734.003.0032
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Opening with a quotation from Benjamin, this chapter remarks upon the current resistance to long, all-encompassing, systematic philosophical works. Again, Lysaker returns to the aphorism as a model ... More


The Culture of Connectivity: A Critical History of Social Media

Jose van Dijck

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199970773
eISBN:
9780199307425
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199970773.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This book studies the rise of social media in the first decade of the twenty-first century, up until 2012. It provides both a historical and a critical analysis of the emergence of networking ... More


Digging the Dead in a Digital Media Age

Duncan Sayer and Tony Walter

in Archaeologists and the Dead: Mortuary Archaeology in Contemporary Society

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198753537
eISBN:
9780191917004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753537.003.0026
Subject:
Archaeology, Mortuary Archaeology

A number of recent events inside and outside of the heritage sector have triggered a lively and largely constructive debate about the excavation, display, ... More


Uncle Tom’s Cabin and Archives of Injustice

Edward Whitley

in Teaching with Digital Humanities: Tools and Methods for Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042232
eISBN:
9780252050978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042232.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Ed Whitley’s chapter describes a project in which students study the curatorial work of Harriet Beecher Stowe in The Key to “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” alongside current examples of digital activism to ... More


Conclusion: Tweeting Diversity: Race and Tenure in the Age of Social Media

Patricia A. Matthew

in Written/Unwritten: Diversity and the Hidden Truths of Tenure

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469627717
eISBN:
9781469627731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627717.003.0014
Subject:
Education, History of Education

The anthology concludes by looking forward and considering how social media, especially Twitter, is shaping how faculty of color manage their careers. It discusses the possibilities and risks of ... More


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


What Do Girls Dig?

Bethany Nowviskie

in Debates in the Digital Humanities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677948
eISBN:
9781452948379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677948.003.0023
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

This chapter begins by presenting an exchange of tweets spawned by the news that two out of thirty-three speakers at the “Digging into Data Challenge” conference are women. The author then expresses ... More


Introducing Digital Humanities Now

Daniel J. Cohen

in Debates in the Digital Humanities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677948
eISBN:
9781452948379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677948.003.0032
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

This chapter focuses on Digital Humanities Now, a new web publication resulting from the author’s attempt to combine the activities of several hundred digital humanities scholars with TwitterTim.es ... More


The Digital Street

Jeffrey Lane

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780199381265
eISBN:
9780199381302
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199381265.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies, Culture

This book delves into the street-level experience of a set of African American and Latino teenagers and adults worried about or after them. It argues that the risks and opportunities associated with ... More


Beyond Hashtags: Racial Politics and Black Digital Networks

Sarah Florini

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781479892464
eISBN:
9781479807185
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479892464.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In a culture dominated by discourses of “colorblindness” but still rife with structural racism, digital and social media have become a resource for Black Americans navigating a society that ... More


al-Thawra al-daHika: The Challenges of Translating Revolutionary Humor

Lewis Sanders IV and ark Visonà

in Translating Egypt's Revolution: The Language of Tahrir (A Tahrir Studies Edition)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774165337
eISBN:
9781617971303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165337.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The authors translate a representative selection from the avalanche of political jokes that the Egyptian revolution generated and that have qualified it as “the laughing revolution” analyzing the ... More


Digital Feminist Activism: Girls and Women Fight Back Against Rape Culture

Kaitlynn Mendes, Jessica Ringrose, and Jessalynn Keller

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190697846
eISBN:
9780190697884
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190697846.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change, Gender and Sexuality

In recent years, feminists have turned to digital technologies and social media platforms to dialogue, network, and organize against contemporary sexism, misogyny, and rape culture. The emergence of ... More


Social media data

Adrian Tear and Humphrey Southall

in Data in Society: Challenging Statistics in an Age of Globalisation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781447348214
eISBN:
9781447348269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447348214.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

The increasing availability of huge volumes of social media ‘Big Data’ from Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, Twitter and other social network platforms, combined with the development of software designed ... More


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