Meaning in the Age of Social Media

Author: G. Langlois
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137356618
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The search for meaning is an essential human activity. It is not just about agreeing on some definitions about the world, objects, and people; it is an ethical process of opening up to find new possibilities. Langlois uses case studies of social media platforms (including Facebook, Twitter, and Amazon) to revisit traditional conceptions of meaning.

Constructivism Reconsidered in the Age of Social Media

Author: Chris Stabile
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119216141
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"Because social media mixes and remixes roles within the learning landscape, the learning process has become complex. Learning itself is no longer relegated to students in the classroom but has become universal through the use of social media. Social media embodies constructivism itself as the users engage in the development of their own meaning. Constructivism is relevant to education and an understanding of both phenomena - the learning theory and technological advance - can be better understood in the light of one another. [...] This volume shows that constructivist thinking becomes a means to learn about constructivism's use in learning. This volume will be of interest to faculty and practitioners who want to reflect on the current state of learning and consider a new way of looking at the learning landscape" -- p. [4] of cover.

Like Comment Share Life In the Age of Social Media

Author: Paulo Ramos
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1483439267
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"The kids nowadays have no idea at all. For them everything is easy, perhaps too easy... you don ́t know the meaning of a word? Just go to Google and type that word and definition. You don ́t know where is that country? Just go to Wikipedia. You want the possibility of hearing millions of songs for free? Just download one of these programs and enjoy it. There was a pre-Internet world and another after the advent of the World Wide Web." Like, Comment Share: Life in the age of Social Media is a thrilling voyage into the heart of modern day existence, with all its gadgets, live streaming, always on broadband, wi-fi and a myriad of social media networks dictating trends and opinions. In this fascinating story the reader embarks on a journey through friendship and love in today ́s fast-paced social media age.

New Korean Wave

Author: Dal Jin
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252098145
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The 2012 smash "Gangnam Style" by the Seoul-based rapper Psy capped the triumph of Hallyu , the Korean Wave of music, film, and other cultural forms that have become a worldwide sensation. Dal Yong Jin analyzes the social and technological trends that transformed South Korean entertainment from a mostly regional interest aimed at families into a global powerhouse geared toward tech-crazy youth. Blending analysis with insights from fans and industry insiders, Jin shows how Hallyu exploited a media landscape and dramatically changed with the 2008 emergence of smartphones and social media, designating this new Korean Wave as Hallyu 2.0. Hands-on government support, meanwhile, focused on creative industries as a significant part of the economy and turned intellectual property rights into a significant revenue source. Jin also delves into less-studied forms like animation and online games, the significance of social meaning in the development of local Korean popular culture, and the political economy of Korean popular culture and digital technologies in a global context.

Facebuddha

Author: Ravi Chandra
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780990933922
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Facebuddha is a rich memoir of relationships, online and off, and an exploration of the psychology of social networks through a Buddhist lens. Psychiatrist Ravi Chandra asks "what happens to the mind and heart as we try to connect online?" Thoughtful, humorous, engaging and enlightening, Facebuddha will be a conversation starter for years to come.

Social Computing and Social Media Technologies and Analytics

Author: Gabriele Meiselwitz
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319914855
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The two volumes set LNCS 10913-10914 of SCSM 2018 constitutes the proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Social Computing and Social Media, SCSM 2018, held as part of the International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2018, held in Las Vegas, NV, USA, in July 2018. The total of 1171 papers and 160 posters presented at the 14 colocated HCII 2018 conferences. The papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 4346 submissions. These papers which are organized in the following topical sections: social media user experience, individual and social behavior in Social Media, privavcy and ethical issues in Social Media, motivation and gamification in Social Media, social network analysis, and agents, models and algorithms in Social Media.

Obama Power

Author: Jeffrey C. Alexander
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745684211
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What is the source of Obama’s power? How is it that, after suffering a humiliating defeat in the 2010 mid-term elections, Obama was able to turn the situation around, deftly outmaneuvering his opponent and achieving a decisive victory in the November 2012 presidential election? In this short and brilliant book, Jeffrey Alexander and Bernadette Jaworsky argue that neither money nor demography can explain this dramatic turnaround. What made it possible, they show, was cultural reconstruction. Realizing he had failed to provide a compelling narrative of his power, the President began forging a new salvation story. It portrayed the Republican austerity budget as a sop to the wealthy, and Obama as a courageous hero fighting for plain folks against the rich. The reinvigorated cultural performance pushed the Tea Party off the political stage in 2011, and Mitt Romney became fodder for the script in 2012. Democrats painted their Republican opponent as a backward-looking elitist, a “Bain-capitalist” whose election would threaten the civil solidarity upon which democracy depends. Real world events can spoil even the most effective script. Obama faced monthly unemployment numbers, the daunting Bin Laden raid, three live debates, and Hurricane Sandy. The clumsiness of his opponent and his own good fortune helped the President, but it was the poise and felicity of his improvisations that allowed him to succeed a second time. Converting events into plot points, the President demonstrated the flair for the dramatic that has made him one of the most effective politicians of modern times. While persuasively explaining Obama’s success, this book also demonstrates a fundamental but rarely appreciated truth about political power in modern democratic societies namely, that winning power and holding on to it have as much to do with the ability to use symbols effectively and tell good stories as anything else.

Der Report der Magd

Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 3492970591
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Die provozierende Vision eines totalitären Staats, in dem Frauen keine Rechte haben: Die Dienerin Desfred besitzt etwas, was ihr alle Machthaber, Wächter und Spione nicht nehmen können, nämlich ihre Hoffnung auf ein Entkommen, auf Liebe, auf Leben ... Margaret Atwoods »Report der Magd« wurde zum Kultbuch einer ganzen Generation und von Volker Schlöndorff unter dem Titel »Die Geschichte der Dienerin« verfilmt.

Social Media and the Politics of Reportage

Author: S. Bebawi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137361409
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Social Media and the Politics of Reportage explores the journalistic challenges, issues and opportunities that have risen as a result of social media increasingly being used as a form of crisis reporting within the field of global journalism, with a focus on the protests during the 'Arab Spring'.

Practicing Religion in the Age of the Media

Author: Stewart M. Hoover
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231505213
Format: PDF
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Increasingly, the religious practices people engage in and the ways they talk about what is meaningful or sacred take place in the context of media culture—in the realm of the so-called secular. Focusing on this intersection of the sacred and the secular, this volume gathers together the work of media experts, religious historians, sociologists of religion, and authorities on American studies and art history. Topics range from Islam on the Internet to the quasi-religious practices of Elvis fans, from the uses of popular culture by the Salvation Army in its early years to the uses of interactive media technologies at the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Beit Hashoah Museum of Tolerance. The issues that the essays address include the public/private divide, the distinctions between the sacred and profane, and how to distinguish between the practices that may be termed "religious" and those that may not.