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Debates for the Digital Age : The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Our Online World (Hardcover)

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This two-volume set examines the impact of the internet on society and culture, drawing on both optimistic/positive and pessimistic/negative approaches and addressing the sub-themes of accessibility to information, the democratization of everyday life, and community and globalization in each volume. The 18 essays in the first volume, The Good, discuss the impact of the internet and social media on globalized audiences and cultural reception, the sports industry, fan engagement and audience development in the music industry, the “selfie,” instructional guidance on YouTube, formal education through virtual online learning environments, whistleblowing, online activism in Spain and the US, global sociopolitical change, the creation of stars from bloggers, personal branding, accountability and the growth of citizen journalists, the use of social media to enact change by minority voices, a Nigerian online community, asynchronous online discourse, the KONY 2012 online campaign, and how new technologies have created more effective public health communication. The 15 essays in the second volume, The Bad and the Ugly, address the consequences of online self-expression and the case of Emmett v. Kent School District; internet filtering meant to protect students; hate messages aimed at athletes; the role of social media during the Arab Spring in Egypt; journalism source credibility; the risks of digital dissent by online activists; how online misinformation spread about the death of Michael Brown Jr. in Ferguson, Missouri; online expression about the George Zimmerman case; the power of viral content and ideas for non-progressive causes like anti-immigration rhetoric; commodity fetishism in online engagement and participation; online dating, body image, and personal identity; online relationships and scams; online sexual violence and the death of Amanda Todd; and comments on viral videos of the Transportation Security Administration. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Genre: Computers + Internet, Technology
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
Language: English
Street Date: November 23, 2015
TCIN: 17463933
UPC: 9781440801235
Item Number (DPCI): 247-46-7382
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