The Social Media Handbook explores how social media are changing disciplinary understandings of the internet and our everyday lives. In addition to person-to-person social networking services like Facebook and Twitter, this volume considers a broad range of networked information services that support in-depth social interaction, community formation, and collaboration in the Web 2.0 era.
Rather than considering social media in terms of specific technologies, the chapters in this book engage topics across a range of research, techniques, practices, culture and society, and theories. These broader topics—including community, gender, fandom, disability, and journalism—are entryways through which students and faculty can explore ways of thinking about social media and find new paradigms for analysis.
Table of Contents
Introduction, Jeremy Hunsinger and Theresa Senft. 1.Infrastructure and Interface in Social Media, Jeremy Hunsinger. 2. Community and Social Media, Angus Johnston. Chapter 3. Production, Consumption, and Labor in the Social Media Mode of Communication and Production, Andrew Herman. 4. Art and Performance & Social Media, Toni Sant. 5. Gender, Sexuality and Social Media, Alice Marwick. 6. Pop Culture, Fans, and Social Media, Francesca Coppa. 7. Teaching and Learning with Social Media, Alexander Halavais. 8. Race and Social Media, Theresa Senft & Safiya Umoja Noble. 9. Disability and Social Media, Katie Ellis and Gerard Goggin. 10. On Networked Publics and Private Spheres in Social Media, Zizi Papacharissi. 11. Social Media and Journalism During Times of Crisis, Axel Bruns.
Jeremy Hunsinger is an Assistant Professor in Communication Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. He is co-editor of the International Handbook of Virtual Learning Environments and the International Handbook of Internet Research.
Theresa Senft is the author of Camgirls: Celebrity & Community in the Age of Social Networks and the co-author of History of the Internet: A Chronology, 1843-Present. Formerly a Senior Lecturer at the University of East London, Terri now teaches in the Global Liberal Studies Program at New York University.