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Twitter : Social Communication in the Twitter Age,9780745652382
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Twitter : Social Communication in the Twitter Age

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780745652382

ISBN10:
0745652387
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
1/9/2013
Publisher(s):
Polity

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Summary

Twitter has become a household name, discussed both for its role in prominent national elections, natural disasters, and political movements, as well as for what some malign as narcissistic "chatter." This book takes a critical step back from popular discourse and media coverage of Twitter, to present the first balanced, scholarly engagement of this popular medium. In this timely and comprehensive introduction, Murthy not only discusses Twitter's role in our political, economic, and social lives, but also draws a historical line between the telegraph and Twitter to reflect on changes in social communication over time. The book thoughtfully examines Twitter as an emergent global communications medium and provides a theoretical framework for students, scholars, and tweeters to reflect critically on the impact of Twitter and the contemporary media environment. The book uses case studies including citizen journalism, health, and national disasters to provide empirically rich insights and to help decipher some of the ways in which Twitter and social media more broadly may be shaping contemporary life.

Author Biography

Dhiraj Murthy is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Bowdoin College.

Table of Contents

Preface

1: What is Twitter?

2: Contextualizing Twitter

3: Theorizing Twitter

4: Twitter and citizen journalism

5: Twitter and Disasters

6: Twitter and Activism

7: Twitter and Health

8: Conclusion

Glossary

References

Notes

Preface

1: What is Twitter?

2: Contextualizing Twitter

3: Theorizing Twitter

4: Twitter and citizen journalism

5: Twitter and Disasters

6: Twitter and Activism

7: Twitter and Health

8: Conclusion

Glossary

References

Notes



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