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Friends, followers, and the future : how social media are changing politics, threatening big brands, and killing traditional media

Author: Rory O'Connor
Publisher: San Francisco : City Lights Books, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses the impact online social networking has had on business, politics, media, and culture, and how it will affect the future.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rory O'Connor
ISBN: 9780872865563 0872865568 9780872865624 0872865622
OCLC Number: 756581422
Description: 285 p. ; 18 cm.
Contents: Introduction: word of mouse --
The rise of social media --
Brands, cesspools, and credibility --
Can brands be trusted? --
The Facebook decade: F8=Fate? --
The death of privacy --
The YouTube effect : 48 hours every minute --
Twitter : news no longer breaks, it tweets --
Google loses its buzz --
The new breed of media researchers --
Public displays of connection --
Politics 2.0 --
The daily me vs. the daily we --
The state of the media & the death of brands --
Politics 3.0 --
Conclusion: the feed is your friend --
Acknowledgments --
About the author.
Responsibility: Rory O'Connor.

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Award-winning journalist explores how social media is transforming not only politics, media, business, but the future of democracy and ourselves.  Read more...

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