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Social Media, Social Genres

Making Sense of the Ordinary, 1st Edition

By Stine Lomborg

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212 pages

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Internet-based applications such as blogs, social network sites, online chat forums, text messages, microblogs, and location-based communication services used from computers and smart phones represent central resources for organizing daily life and making sense of ourselves and the social worlds we inhabit. This interdisciplinary book explores the meanings of social media as a communicative condition for users in their daily lives; first, through a theoretical framework approaching social media as communicative genres and second, through empirical case studies of personal blogs, Twitter, and Facebook as key instances of the category of "social media," which is still taking shape. Lomborg combines micro-analyses of the communicative functionalities of social media and their place in ordinary people’s wider patterns of media usage and everyday practices.

Table of Contents

1. Social media in everyday life 2. Social media as communicative genres 3. Genre as a cognitive category for making sense of the ordinary 4. Negotiating the personal blog 5: Twitter – a genre in the making? 6. Facebook: Genre mixing and portability 7. ‘Personal, not private’: The sociability of social media 8: Social media – social genres

About the Author

Stine Lomborg is Assistant Professor in the Department of Media, Cognition, and Communication at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

This series is our home for innovative research in the field of digital media. It includes monographs and targeted edited collections that provide new insights into this subject as its influence and significance grow into the twenty-first century.

 

To submit a proposal for this series, please contact:
Suzanne Richardson, Commissioning Editor for Media, Cultural and Communication Studies
suzanne.richardson@tandf.co.uk

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COM060000
COMPUTERS / Internet / General
COM060100
COMPUTERS / Web / Blogs
COM060140
COMPUTERS / Web / Social Networking
COM079000
COMPUTERS / Social Aspects / General
SOC052000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies