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Understanding social media

Understanding social media

Hjorth, Larissa; Hinton, Sam (Lecturer in media), author

Exploring questions of both exploitation and empowerment, this book provides a critical conceptual toolbox for navigating the evolution and practices of social media

Paperback, Book. English.
Second edition.
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Published Los Angeles, CA.: SAGE, 2019

Available at Middlesbrough Campus.

  • Middlesbrough Campus – 2 available: (Floor 1) 302.231/HJO

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    24052353 (Floor 1) 302.231/HJO Standard Available
    24052329 (Floor 1) 302.231/HJO Standard Available


Statement of responsibility: Larissa Hjorth, Sam Hinton
ISBN: 1526425963, 9781526425966
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Previous edition: 2013.
Physical Description: ix, 220p. : ill.; 24cm.
Subject: Digital media Social aspects.; Social media.; Information society.; Media Studies.


  1. Introduction
  2. Approaches to Social Media
  3. Histories of Social Media
  4. Datafication and Algorithmic Cultures
  5. Mobile Applification
  6. Geolocation and Social Media
  7. Social Media Visualities
  8. Mobile Media Art: The Art of the Social
  9. Museums and New Visualities
  10. Paralinguistics
  11. Social Media Mixed Reality
  12. Social Media and Death
  13. Conclusion