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Published: 30 January 2013

240 Pages | 1 b/w figure


ISBN: 9780199970773

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The Culture of Connectivity

A Critical History of Social Media

José van Dijck

  • The first critical history of social media
  • Offers a new look at well-known platforms like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Wikipedia, and Flikr
  • Provides a comprehensive view of the larger social and cultural trends underpinning social media
  • Develops a new framework for understanding social media as a techno-cultural and socio-economic phenomenon