Meaning In The Age Of Social Media

Author: G. Langlois
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137356618
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Meaning In The Age Of Social Media. The search for meaning is an essential human activity. It is not just about agreeing on some definitions about the world, objects, and people; it is an ethical process of opening up to find new possibilities. Langlois uses case studies of social media platforms (including Facebook, Twitter, and Amazon) to revisit traditional conceptions of meaning.

Constructivism Reconsidered In The Age Of Social Media

Author: Chris Stabile
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119216141
Size: 61.44 MB
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Constructivism Reconsidered In The Age Of Social Media. "Because social media mixes and remixes roles within the learning landscape, the learning process has become complex. Learning itself is no longer relegated to students in the classroom but has become universal through the use of social media. Social media embodies constructivism itself as the users engage in the development of their own meaning. Constructivism is relevant to education and an understanding of both phenomena - the learning theory and technological advance - can be better understood in the light of one another. [...] This volume shows that constructivist thinking becomes a means to learn about constructivism's use in learning. This volume will be of interest to faculty and practitioners who want to reflect on the current state of learning and consider a new way of looking at the learning landscape" -- p. [4] of cover.

Like Comment Share Life In The Age Of Social Media

Author: Paulo Ramos
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1483439267
Size: 77.37 MB
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Like Comment Share Life In The Age Of Social Media. "The kids nowadays have no idea at all. For them everything is easy, perhaps too easy... you don ́t know the meaning of a word? Just go to Google and type that word and definition. You don ́t know where is that country? Just go to Wikipedia. You want the possibility of hearing millions of songs for free? Just download one of these programs and enjoy it. There was a pre-Internet world and another after the advent of the World Wide Web." Like, Comment Share: Life in the age of Social Media is a thrilling voyage into the heart of modern day existence, with all its gadgets, live streaming, always on broadband, wi-fi and a myriad of social media networks dictating trends and opinions. In this fascinating story the reader embarks on a journey through friendship and love in today ́s fast-paced social media age.

Obama Power

Author: Jeffrey C. Alexander
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745684211
Size: 79.78 MB
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Obama Power. What is the source of Obama’s power? How is it that, after suffering a humiliating defeat in the 2010 mid-term elections, Obama was able to turn the situation around, deftly outmaneuvering his opponent and achieving a decisive victory in the November 2012 presidential election? In this short and brilliant book, Jeffrey Alexander and Bernadette Jaworsky argue that neither money nor demography can explain this dramatic turnaround. What made it possible, they show, was cultural reconstruction. Realizing he had failed to provide a compelling narrative of his power, the President began forging a new salvation story. It portrayed the Republican austerity budget as a sop to the wealthy, and Obama as a courageous hero fighting for plain folks against the rich. The reinvigorated cultural performance pushed the Tea Party off the political stage in 2011, and Mitt Romney became fodder for the script in 2012. Democrats painted their Republican opponent as a backward-looking elitist, a “Bain-capitalist” whose election would threaten the civil solidarity upon which democracy depends. Real world events can spoil even the most effective script. Obama faced monthly unemployment numbers, the daunting Bin Laden raid, three live debates, and Hurricane Sandy. The clumsiness of his opponent and his own good fortune helped the President, but it was the poise and felicity of his improvisations that allowed him to succeed a second time. Converting events into plot points, the President demonstrated the flair for the dramatic that has made him one of the most effective politicians of modern times. While persuasively explaining Obama’s success, this book also demonstrates a fundamental but rarely appreciated truth about political power in modern democratic societies namely, that winning power and holding on to it have as much to do with the ability to use symbols effectively and tell good stories as anything else.

Social Payoff

Author: Marcus Ho
Publisher: Write Editions / Tusitala (RLS) Pte Ltd
ISBN: 981091086X
Size: 34.36 MB
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Social Payoff. Many businesses get on social media just because they want to be on the bandwagon. With the fast-changing nature of social media, most businesses forget to set clear objectives and have already spent lots of money on advertising to get fans and plenty of engagement. Yet, such results are not leading to a positive impact on the bottom-lines of businesses. With the most measurable and cutting-edge strategies inside, Social Payoff tells you how to reach customers effectively and how to build valuable relationships that will shape the future of your business. With this book, you will discover how to: • Plan your social media strategy to increase sales and cultivate customers’ trust and loyalty • Find your potential customers on the social web and to connect with them • 24 metrics to measure social media ROI effectively • Attract digital influencers and champions to build your reach and gain attention quickly. "I love the tactical and practical wisdom in Marcus's book." —Guy Kawasaki, Former Chief Evangelists of Apple & International Bestselling Author "Loaded with practical, proven ideas (that) immediately increase your sales with social media." —Jay Baker, International Speaker and Bestselling Author of Unlimited Sales Success " Smart stuff from a smart guy." —Brian Tracy, New York Times Bestselling Author of Youtility

Social Media

Author: Christian Fuchs
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446292983
Size: 62.13 MB
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Social Media. Now more than ever, we need to understand social media - the good as well as the bad. We need critical knowledge that helps us to navigate the controversies and contradictions of this complex digital media landscape. Only then can we make informed judgements about what's happening in our media world, and why. Showing the reader how to ask the right kinds of questions about social media, Christian Fuchs takes us on a journey across social media, delving deep into case studies on Google, Facebook, Twitter, WikiLeaks and Wikipedia. The result lays bare the structures and power relations at the heart of our media landscape. This book is the essential, critical guide for all students of media studies and sociology. Readers will never look at social media the same way again.

New Korean Wave

Author: Dal Jin
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780252039973
Size: 72.57 MB
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New Korean Wave. "Since the 1990s Korea has emerged as a production center for transnational popular culture, with Western audiences enjoying local cultural genres like TV dramas and pop music (K-pop). From 1997 to 2007 the Korean Wave (Hallyu) focused on the export of film and TV programs. Hallyu after 2008 diversified amid changing digital technologies and cultural politics. Korean smartphones and social networks have become major components of Hallyu. As with Psy's "Gangman Style," social media have shifted the global cultural flow of popular culture. Jin analyzes the social and tech trends behind Hallyu's global reach, emphasizing the strong connection between technology-avid youth and fandom in different parts of the world. Jin argues for a distinction between Hallyu 1.0 and Hallyu 2.0, marking the emergence after 2008 of different cultural forms. He blends analysis on the export and reception of Korean films, pop music, TV programs, online gaming, and animation with insights from interviews with fans and media industry personnel to tell how the Korean cultural industry grew from a relatively overlooked sector to a global success story"--

The Digital Divide

Author: Mark Bauerlein
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101547529
Size: 21.68 MB
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The Digital Divide. This definitive work on the perils and promise of the social- media revolution collects writings by today's best thinkers and cultural commentators, with an all-new introduction by Bauerlein. Twitter, Facebook, e-publishing, blogs, distance-learning and other social media raise some of the most divisive cultural questions of our time. Some see the technological breakthroughs we live with as hopeful and democratic new steps in education, information gathering, and human progress. But others are deeply concerned by the eroding of civility online, declining reading habits, withering attention spans, and the treacherous effects of 24/7 peer pressure on our young. With The Dumbest Generation, Mark Bauerlein emerged as the foremost voice against the development of an overwhelming digital social culture. But The Digital Divide doesn't take sides. Framing the discussion so that leading voices from across the spectrum, supporters and detractors alike, have the opportunity to weigh in on the profound issues raised by the new media-from questions of reading skills and attention span, to cyber-bullying and the digital playground- Bauerlein's new book takes the debate to a higher ground. The book includes essays by Steven Johnson, Nicholas Carr, Don Tapscott, Douglas Rushkoff, Maggie Jackson, Clay Shirky, Todd Gitlin, and many more. Though these pieces have been previously published, the organization of The Digital Divide gives them freshness and new relevancy, making them part of a single document readers can use to truly get a handle on online privacy, the perils of a plugged-in childhood, and other technology-related hot topics. Rather than dividing the book into "pro" and "con" sections, the essays are arranged by subject-"The Brain, the Senses," "Learning in and out of the Classroom," "Social and Personal Life," "The Millennials," "The Fate of Culture," and "The Human (and Political) Impact." Bauerlein incorporates a short headnote and a capsule bio about each contributor, as well as relevant contextual information about the source of the selection. Bauerlein also provides a new introduction that traces the development of the debate, from the initial Digital Age zeal, to a wave of skepticism, and to a third stage of reflection that wavers between criticism and endorsement. Enthusiasms for the Digital Age has cooled with the passage of time and the piling up of real-life examples that prove the risks of an online-focused culture. However, there is still much debate, comprising thousands of commentaries and hundreds of books, about how these technologies are rewriting our futures. Now, with this timely and definitive volume, readers can finally cut through the clamor, read the the very best writings from each side of The Digital Divide, and make more informed decisions about the presence and place of technology in their lives.

Social Media And The Politics Of Reportage

Author: S. Bebawi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137361409
Size: 61.79 MB
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Social Media And The Politics Of Reportage. Social Media and the Politics of Reportage explores the journalistic challenges, issues and opportunities that have risen as a result of social media increasingly being used as a form of crisis reporting within the field of global journalism, with a focus on the protests during the 'Arab Spring'.