The Culture of Connectivity by Jose van Dijck
A Critical History of Social Media

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Social media penetrate our lives: Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and many other platforms define daily habits of communication and creative production. This book studies the rise of social media, providing both a historical and a critical analysis of the emergence of major platforms in the context of a rapidly changing ecosystem of connective media. Author Jose van Dijck offers an analytical prism that can be used to view techno-cultural as well as socio-economic aspects of this transformation as well as to examine shared ideological principles between major social media platforms. This fascinating study will appeal to all readers interested in social media.

About Jose van Dijck

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Jose van Dijck is Professor of Comparative Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam, where she also served as Dean of Humanities.
Published January 2, 2013 by Oxford University Press. 239 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Computers & Technology, Science & Math, History. Non-fiction

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