José van Dijck, The culture of connectivity: A critical history of social media

Suen de Andrade e Silva, Transforming the Curriculum: South African Imperatives and 21st Century, Apr 07, 2014
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Review of what looks like it would be an interesting book, José van Dijck's The culture of connectivity: A critical history of social media. The book "seeks to disclose the aspects of mediated culture that are hidden from — or ignored by — common users, and which have deep cultural, political, and economic implications. Examples can be found in her discussions about the blurring of boundaries between public and private spheres of personal life, about new media governance and about the complex business models underlying social media corporations."

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