Social media: untangling the web

Kiernan, Eleanor (2013) Social media: untangling the web. In: Communicating for success. Pearson Australia, Sydney, Australia, pp. 176-193. ISBN 978-1-4425-5156-5


Social media has had a major positive impact in different areas of life. It has built communities, created friendships and even fostered romance, and it has been used by activists to facilitate democratisation movements that have eventually removed longstanding oppressors. It has also created problems, as this unprecedented direct access to an audience has made people vulnerable... The reach of social media should not be underestimated and while users should embrace the benefits, they should also be alert to the risks and employ as many self-protective measures as possible.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Publisher: Pearson Australia
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information (displayed to public): Chapter 8. Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions. Print copy held USQ Library 302.2 Kos.
Depositing User: Ms Eleanor Kiernan
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - School of Humanities and Communication
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2012 04:59
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2014 03:07
Uncontrolled Keywords: social media
Fields of Research (FoR): 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170113 Social and Community Psychology
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0805 Distributed Computing > 080505 Web Technologies (excl. Web Search)
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2001 Communication and Media Studies > 200105 Organisational, Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9502 Communication > 950299 Communication not elsewhere classified

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