An Introduction to Facebook´s Nationalist Discourse and its Practice:1. Auflage. Didem Aydurmus
Discourse and Identity on Facebook:1. Auflage Mariza Georgalou
In a culture of outrage and siloing, social media is the go-to place to attack and to hide. Users rant and vent, and they huddle in like-minded silos. Social media encourages impulsive and angry responses to tweets or posts that irritate us. It also allows us to avoid challenges to our conventional wisdom. We can block, unfriend, and hunker down in private groups. Social media has so far aggravated, rather than helped to cure, ideological polarization and partisanship. Is there a higher and better use? Facebook is the largest forum in the history of humankind for free and open communication among citizens. It can be used to engage in meaningful conversations about important political, social, and economic issues. The choice is ours to make. As is demonstrated in Jeff Rasley´s latest book, ´´regular folks” can use their social networks for civil discussion and debate, and then for positive political action. Or, they can follow the lead of President Trump to tweet insults and ridicule political opponents. Who do we want to be as a nation? The Case for Civility exposes the causes and effects of hyper-partisanship. It offers a ´´modest proposal´´ to treat the symptoms of toxic polarization using social media. An experiment in Facebook based on the values of civility, tolerance, pragmatism, and moderation proves there is a cure. Rasley is the author of nine other books, including Godless - Living a Valuable Life Beyond Beliefs and Bringing Progress to Paradise, a memoir about adventure and philanthropy in the Nepal Himalayas. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gregg Robinson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103186/bk_acx0_103186_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Supportive Conversations on Facebook Timelines:Discourse Topic Management Radzuwan Ab. Rashid, Kamariah Yunus, Zanirah Wahab
Supportive Conversations on Facebook Timelines:Discourse Topic Management. 1. Auflage Radzuwan Ab. Rashid, Kamariah Yunus, Zanirah Wahab
Jaron Lanier, a Silicon Valley visionary since the 1980s, was among the first to predict the revolutionary changes the World Wide Web would bring to commerce and culture. Now, in his first book, written more than two decades after the Web was created, Lanier offers this provocative and cautionary look at the way it is transforming our lives for better and for worse. The current design and function of the Web have become so familiar that it is easy to forget that they grew out of programming decisions made decades ago. The Web´s first designers made crucial choices (such as making one´s presence anonymous) that have had enormous and often unintended consequences. Whats more, these designs quickly became locked in, a permanent part of the Web´s very structure. Lanier discusses the technical and cultural problems that can grow out of poorly considered digital design and warns that our financial markets, and sites like Wikipedia, Facebook, and Twitter, are elevating the wisdom of mobs and computer algorithms over the intelligence and judgment of individuals. Lanier also shows: How 1960s antigovernment paranoia influenced the design of the online world and enabled trolling and trivialization in online discourse How file sharing is killing the artistic middle class How a belief in a technological rapture motivates some of the most influential technologists Why a new humanistic technology is necessary Controversial and fascinating, You Are Not a Gadget is a deeply felt defense of the individual from an author uniquely qualified to comment on the way technology interacts with our culture. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rob Shapiro. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002141/bk_rand_002141_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A revealing and gripping investigation into how social media platforms police what we post online-and the large societal impact of these decisions Many people want their Twitter feed, Facebook page, and Instagram to be free of harassment and obscenity. Whether faced with ´´fake news´´ or livestreamed violence, ´´content moderators´´-who censor or promote user-posted content-have never been more important. This is especially true when the tools and practices that social media platforms use to curb trolling, ban hate speech, and censor pornography silence the speech you need to hear. In this revealing and nuanced exploration, award-winning social media expert Tarleton Gillespie provides an overview of current social media practices and explains the underlying rationales for how, when, and why these policies are enforced. In doing so, Gillespie highlights that content moderation receives little public scrutiny even as it is shapes social norms and creates consequences for public discourse, cultural production, and social interaction. Based on interviews with content moderators, creators, and consumers, this accessible, timely book is a must-read for anyone who´s ever clicked ´´Like´´ or ´´Retweet.´´