Social media as surveillance, by Daniel Trottier [Book review]

Mason, Andrew (2014) Social media as surveillance, by Daniel Trottier [Book review]. Sociological Research Online, 19 (1). ISSN 1061-0154


The rise of Web 2.0, the media user-producer ('produser'), social media, mobile smart phones and the like certainly demands some thinking about. The power of these phenomenal computing networks, with logging, cataloguing and facial-recognition capabilities is truly astounding. One would think that to talk about modern social media as surveillance sounds both obvious and a little overly paranoid of 'Big Brother', but Trottier's delivery is far more nuanced and is engaged with useful scholarship in the field.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © Sociological Research Online, 1996-2014.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Arts and Communication
Date Deposited: 27 May 2014 06:00
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2017 00:26
Uncontrolled Keywords: Trottier; social media; surveillance; Web 2.0; social control
Fields of Research : 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2005 Literary Studies > 200526 Stylistics and Textual Analysis
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2001 Communication and Media Studies > 200102 Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences

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