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Tales from Facebook

By: Miller, Daniel.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Cambridge, UK ; Polity Press, ©2011Description: xx, 218 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780745652108.Subject(s): Facebook (Electronic resource) | Online social networks | Information technology -- Social aspectsOnline resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description | Table of contents only
Contents:
Pt. 1. Twelve portraits -- 1. Marriage Dun Mash Up -- 2. Community -- 3. For Whom the Bell Doesn't Toll -- 4. The Book of Truth -- 5. Cultivating FarmVille -- 6. Avatar -- 7. Time Suck -- 8. Getting the Word Out -- 9. It Was Just Sex -- 10. It's Who You Know -- 11. Picking BlackBerrys -- 12. The History Woman -- Lagniappe -- 13. The Philosophy of Doubles -- pt. 2. The Anthropology of Facebook -- A. The Invention of Fasbook -- B. Fifteen Theses on What Facebook Might Be -- C. The Fame of Facebook.
Summary: Facebook is used by nearly 500 million people throughout the world. Once the preserve of youth, the largest increase in usage today is amongst the older sections of the population. This book examines how Facebook transforms the lives of particular individuals, but it also presents a general theory of Facebook as culture and considers the likely consequences of social networking in the future.
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302.23 HIN-E Ethnography for the internet : 302.23 HOR-D Digital anthropology 302.2301 DIL-O The Oxford handbook of media psychology 302.3028 MIL-T Tales from Facebook 303.4833 CAS-M Mobile communication and society : 303.4833 QIU-W Working-class network society : 303.4834 BAA-G A gift of fire :

Includes bibliographical references.

Pt. 1. Twelve portraits -- 1. Marriage Dun Mash Up -- 2. Community -- 3. For Whom the Bell Doesn't Toll -- 4. The Book of Truth -- 5. Cultivating FarmVille -- 6. Avatar -- 7. Time Suck -- 8. Getting the Word Out -- 9. It Was Just Sex -- 10. It's Who You Know -- 11. Picking BlackBerrys -- 12. The History Woman -- Lagniappe -- 13. The Philosophy of Doubles -- pt. 2. The Anthropology of Facebook -- A. The Invention of Fasbook -- B. Fifteen Theses on What Facebook Might Be -- C. The Fame of Facebook.

Facebook is used by nearly 500 million people throughout the world. Once the preserve of youth, the largest increase in usage today is amongst the older sections of the population. This book examines how Facebook transforms the lives of particular individuals, but it also presents a general theory of Facebook as culture and considers the likely consequences of social networking in the future.

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