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Twitter : social communication in the Twitter age

Author: Dhiraj Murthy
Publisher: Cambridge : Polity, 2012.
Series: Digital media and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Twitter has become a household name, discussed both for its role in prominent national elections, natural disasters, and political movements, as well as for what some malign as narcissistic 'chatter'. This book takes a critical step back from popular discourse and media coverage of Twitter, to a balanced, scholarly engagement of this popular medium.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dhiraj Murthy
ISBN: 9780745652382 0745652387 9780745652399 0745652395
OCLC Number: 826438648
Description: xiii, 193 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. What is Twitter? --
2. Contextualizing Twitter --
3. Theorizing Twitter --
4. Twitter and Journalism --
5. Twitter and Disasters --
6. Twitter and Activism --
7. Twitter and Health --
8. Conclusion.
Series Title: Digital media and society.
Responsibility: Dhiraj Murthy.
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* The first scholarly consideration of the phenomenon that is Twitter. * There is a huge amount of scholarly and popular interest in Twitter and this book steps back from the hype to consider its  Read more...

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Winner of the Choice award for Outstanding Academic Title "The 200,000 million tweets sent each day have been deserving of serious scholarly attention. Murthy addresses this gap in a pioneering Read more...

 
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