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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge (August 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415801818
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415801812
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #778,750 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The complex and sometimes contradictory phenomena of social media are among the most discussed aspects of digital culture today, and A Networked Self examines these phenomena through a variety of perspectives and approaches from sociology and communication theory. The collection offers new insights into the ways in which the affordances of social media lead users to construct, maintain, and remix their identities online. It provides solid evidence that we as a culture are indeed reshaping our social and political lives in and through social media. Both for its variety and depth, this collection will be an important resource for all students of digital culture for years to come."—Jay David Bolter, Georgia Institute of Technology

"In this book, the field's top scholars address the wide range of issues raised by contemporary online social networks. Bridging social scientific and critical approaches, the authors offer sharp data-driven analyses that will be of keen interest to students and researchers."—Nancy Baym, University of Kansas

"This is an insightful treatment of social networking networks in general."
--B. G. Turner, Faulkner University

"This collection offers an extensive exploration of many of the emergent elements and important considerations related to social networking. It contains much new evidence about how people engage with social networking sites....." -- Sue Cranmer, Futurelab, UK

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By L. King on March 26, 2011
Format: Paperback
A collection of papers delivered at a 1 day conference on social networks @ the University of Illinois in May of 2009. In most cases the approach was highly academic so this book may or may not interest a more general reader. I'm not an academic but I am interested in how Social Network Software environments are analogous yet different than previous forms of interpersonal communication, and the different roles they play in personal and professional life.

There is a strong keynote chapter by A. Barabasi on the growth of freescale networks. Delightful analogy relating Bose-Einstein condensation to "winner take all" growth. Very useful take on the ability of market latecomers (ie: Google, Facebook) to achieve and maintain network dominance, mitigated by the paradox that as they grow the market they will continue to grow in size, but overall percentage will shrink. Interesting to think about if you intend to beat Google at their own game. The only meme I think is missing from this paper is a reference to Metcalf's Law. (The value of a network is proportional to the square of the number of nodes - the larger the network the cheaper the relative cost of joining to the point where the benefit of joining a competing network is exponentially less.)

Ch 1 was not as strong as the keynote. It asks why CMC (computer mediated communication) is different and worthy of study. Umm, if not why would one choose to be reading this book? Even if it weren't the media provides a self documenting laboratory to examine characteristics of human behaviour. It did set out some sense of a basic program of study, but it was introductory.

Ch 2 by danah boyd asks to what extent SNS based groups can be considered to be communities.
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0 of 5 people found the following review helpful By cici on December 8, 2013
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I had to read this for a grad class, and I found it to be really repetitive and very boring and lots of references to other people words, also a little excessive. I would skip this unless you have to read this, like I did.
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