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Humans R Social Media - Open Textbook Edition

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Diana Daly, University of Arizona

Copyright Year: 2021

Publisher: The University of Arizona

Language: English

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Reviewed by Kryss Shane, Affiliate, Metropolitan State University of Denver on 6/15/22

There is a lot of coverage of terms and details within this book. I wish there'd been more focus on the hate and doxxing aspects and the real repercussions of hateful messaging on the receiver, but I know this can only be so long a book! read more

Reviewed by LaDonna Aiken, Broadcast Specialist, University of Texas at Arlington on 6/28/21

While this text does a nice job covering several aspects of social media, beginning with defining it and then diving into various ways it is used and why, I felt there could have been more information on the art and creativity aspect of social... read more

Table of Contents

  • I. Main Body
    • 1. Identity
    • 2. Old to New Media
    • 3. Privacy and Publics
    • 4. Algorithms
    • 5. Equity
    • 6. Activism
    • 7. Memes
    • 8. Information
    • 9. Relationships
    • 10. Our Transformed Selves
  • II. Guest Contributions
    • Private: Facial Recognition: A Series by EDRi
    • VR and AR: Bringing Closeness to Learning
    • Social Networks and Online Communities
    • Online Activism in Indigenous Languages
    • #metoo and Twitter: The Feminist Movement on Social Media

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  • About the Book

    Social media and humans exist in a world of mutual influence, and humans play central roles in how this influence is mediated and transferred. Originally created by University of Arizona Information scholar Diana Daly, this Third Edition of the book Humans are Social Media uses plain language and features contributions by students to help readers understand how we as humans shape social media, and how social media shapes our world in turn.

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    Diana Daly, Assistant Professor of Information, University of Arizona

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