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  • Author(s) Geert Lovink
  • SubtitleA Critique of Social Media
  • Edition1
  • Published21st February 2012
  • PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons (UK)
  • ISBN9780745649689

A Critique of Social Media

With the vast majority of Facebook users caught in a frenzy of
?friending?, ?liking? and
?commenting?, at what point do we pause to grasp the
consequences of our info-saturated lives? What compels us to engage
so diligently with social networking systems? Networks Without a
Cause
examines our collective obsession with identity and
self-management coupled with the fragmentation and information
overload endemic to contemporary online culture.



With a dearth of theory on the social and cultural ramifications of
hugely popular online services, Lovink provides a path-breaking
critical analysis of our over-hyped, networked world with case
studies on search engines, online video, blogging, digital radio,
media activism and the Wikileaks saga. This book offers a powerful
message to media practitioners and theorists: let us collectively
unleash our critical capacities to influence technology design and
workspaces, otherwise we will disappear into the cloud. Probing but
never pessimistic, Lovink draws from his long history in media
research to offer a critique of the political structures and
conceptual powers embedded in the technologies that shape our daily
lives.

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  • Author(s) Geert Lovink
  • SubtitleA Critique of Social Media
  • Edition1
  • Published21st February 2012
  • PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons (UK)
  • ISBN9780745649689

A Critique of Social Media

With the vast majority of Facebook users caught in a frenzy of
?friending?, ?liking? and
?commenting?, at what point do we pause to grasp the
consequences of our info-saturated lives? What compels us to engage
so diligently with social networking systems? Networks Without a
Cause
examines our collective obsession with identity and
self-management coupled with the fragmentation and information
overload endemic to contemporary online culture.



With a dearth of theory on the social and cultural ramifications of
hugely popular online services, Lovink provides a path-breaking
critical analysis of our over-hyped, networked world with case
studies on search engines, online video, blogging, digital radio,
media activism and the Wikileaks saga. This book offers a powerful
message to media practitioners and theorists: let us collectively
unleash our critical capacities to influence technology design and
workspaces, otherwise we will disappear into the cloud. Probing but
never pessimistic, Lovink draws from his long history in media
research to offer a critique of the political structures and
conceptual powers embedded in the technologies that shape our daily
lives.
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