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The global impact of social media

Author: Dedria Bryfonski
Publisher: Detroit, MI : Greenhaven Press, ©2012.
Series: Current controversies.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the political and personal effects of social media on global culture.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dedria Bryfonski
ISBN: 9780737756203 0737756209 9780737756210 0737756217
OCLC Number: 707965557
Description: 196 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1: Are social networks valid sources for news? Overview: social media make news a social experience / Kristen Purcell et al. --
Yes: social networks are valid sources for news. Facebook helps people share credible information / Randi Zuckerberg, as told to Rory O'Connor --
Social media can make traditional news organizations more relevant / Michael Skoler --
Twitter helps reporters connect with the news / Steve Buttry --
No: social networks are not valid news sources. Social media cannot replace professional news organizations / Barb Palser --
Twitter is often inaccurate / Herman Manson --
Twitter connects only the young and hip / Edward Wasserman --
Chapter 2: What impact do social media have on politics? Chapter preface --
Facebook has a permanent role in politics / Vincent Harris --
The impact of social media on politics is fleeting / Julian E. Zelizer --
Complex political issues are trivialized by social media / Matt Bai --
Social networks enable quick collaboration around issues / Micah L. Sifry --
Social media can help citizens press for free and fair elections / Asch Harwood --
Social media can be used to spread hatred / Jelena Maksimovic --
Social media enable lawmakers to communicate with the public / Colleen J. Shogan --
Social media pose risks for politicians / Kiera Haley --
Chapter 3: Can social media facilitate political change? Chapter preface --
Yes: social media can facilitate political change. Social media empower people / Simon Mainwaring --
The Tunisian revolt was the world's first Facebook revolution / Anshel Pfeffer --
No: Social media do not facilitate political change. Social media fail to incite true activism / Malcolm Gladwell --
The role of social media in Iran was exaggerated / Evgeny Morozov --
Social media did not cause the Egyptian revolution / Parvez Sharma --
Chapter 4: Should people have unrestricted access to social networks? Overview: Technology makes it harder for repressive governments to censor / William J. Dobson --
Yes: people should have unrestricted access to social networks. Internet freedom is an essential global freedom / Hillary Rodham Clinton --
Repressive governments should be pressured to have an open internet / Lucie Morillon and Jean-François Julliard --
Facebook should not censor radical posts / Greg Butterfield --
No: In some circumstances, access to social networks should be restricted. Censorship is appropriate in the context of different value systems / Derek Bambauer --
The US insistence on internet freedom does more harm than good / Clay Shirky --
Schools need to establish some limits to social media use / Kathryn S. Vander Broek, Steven M. Puiszis, and Evan D. Brown.
Series Title: Current controversies.
Responsibility: Dedria Bryfonski, book editor.

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