Published by Lulu.com
This volume is an entertaining, multi-faceted exploration of what Facebook means for us and for our relationships. Facebook is a social networking service and website that launched in 2004. Users may create a personal profile, add other users as friends,and exchange messages, including automatic notifications when they update their profile. Additionally, users may join common interest user groups, organized by workplace, school or college, or other characteristics. With discussions ranging from the nature of friendship and its relationship to "friending," to the (debatable) efficacy of "online activism," this book is a systematic attempt to understand Facebook, also offering perspectives on Twitter and Web 2.0.
Published by Open Court Publishing on 03/26/2017
Book details: 285 pages.
Facebook is now used by nearly 500 million people throughout the world, many of whom spend several hours a day on this site. Once the preserve of youth, the largest increase in usage today is amongst the older sections of the population. Yet until now there has been no major study of the impact of these social networking sites upon the lives of their users. This book demonstrates that it can be profound. The tales in this book reveal how Facebook can become the means by which people find and cultivate relationships, but can also be instrumental in breaking up marriage. They reveal how Facebook can bring back the lives of people isolated in their homes by illness or age, by shyness or failure, but equally Facebook can devastate privacy and create scandal. We discover why some people believe that the truth of another person lies more in what you see online than face-to-face. We also see how Facebook has become a vehicle for business, the church, sex and memorialisation. After a century in which we have assumed social networking and community to be in decline, Facebook has suddenly hugely expanded our social relationships, challenging the central assumptions of social science. It demonstrates one of the main tenets of anthropology - that individuals have always been social networking sites. This book examines in detail 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.
Published by John Wiley & Sons on 04/25/2013
Book details: 240 pages.
This study explores undergraduate students' uses and gratifications of a popular social networking website, Facebook.com. Facebook has a high penetration among college students in the United States, yet few academic studies seek to theoretically understand its popularity. This study utilized the uses and gratifications approach, which has long been employed to understand the audience appeal of mass media and the assumptions of which are particularly applicable to interactive media. Following methods similar to those used by Greenberg (1974), Charney and Greenberg (2001), and Sherry, et.al. (2006) a multi-stage design was used. Exploratory factor analysis was conducted on data collected online from 340 participants enrolled in communication courses at a large Midwestern university. This study found 9 factors of Facebook use: Pass Time, Connection, Sexual Attraction, Utilities and Upkeep, Establish/Maintain Old Ties, Accumulation, Social Comparison, Channel Use, and Networking. Frequency and duration of Facebook use was also found to differ by sex and year in school. As Facebook is rapidly growing in popularity among other demographic groups, including those over-25 and those in other countries, future studies should explore whether the factors of Facebook use found in this study apply to different groups of Facebook users.
Published by ProQuest on 03/26/2017
Book details: 106 pages.
This timely release explores the community-altering phenomenon of social networking sites and what it reveals about friendship, God, and our own hearts. With hundreds of millions of users, social networks are changing how we form relationships, perceive others, and shape our identity. Yet at its core, this movement reflects our need for community. Our longing for intimacy, connection, and a place to belong has never been a secret, but social networking offers us a new perspective on the way we engage our community. How do these networks impact our relationships? In what ways are they shaping the way we think of ourselves? And how might this phenomenon subtly reflect a God who longs to connect with each one of us? The Church of Facebook explores these ideas and much more, offering a revealing look at the wildly popular world of online social networking.
Published by David C Cook on 10/01/2009
Book details: 240 pages.
In July 2010, Facebook had over 500 million subscribers worldwide and the rapid rise of the site prompted Time magazine to name Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg its person of the year for 2010. This novel book advances our understanding of how democratic citizens are transformed by the "Facebook revolution". Despite increasing interest in politics and popular media, there has been little academic work on the impact of Facebook on politics in general, and on democratic processes in particular. The work that does exist has been limited to Facebook's impact on politics as a mobilization tool used by social movement activists. In this book, José Marichal argues that understanding Facebook's impact on political processes requires an understanding of how Facebook's architecture of disclosure shapes the construction of individuals' political identities by drawing users further into their pre-selected social networks. Drawing on a number of disciplines and an ethnographic analysis of 250 Facebook political groups, Marichal explores how Facebook's emphasis on social connection impacts key dimensions of political participation: e.g., mobilization, deliberation, and attitude formation.
Published by Routledge on 04/15/2016
Book details: 200 pages.
Published by John Wiley & Sons on 06/03/2011
Book details: 256 pages.
Facebook's spreading about as far and fast as the Web itself: 500 million members and counting. But there's a world of fun packed into the site that most folks miss. With this bestselling guide, learn how to unlock Facebook's talents as personal website creator, souped-up address book, and bustling community forum. It's an eye-opening, timesaving tour, guaranteed to help you get the most out of your Facebook experience. Coverage includes: Get started, get connected. Signing up is easy, but the real payoff comes when you tap into networks of coworkers, classmates, and friends. Pick and choose who gets to see what, and learn how to steer clear of people you want to avoid. Add applications. Transform your Facebook account into an addictive, one-stop resource with thousands of mini-programs, ranging from silly to serious. Go professional. Facebook isn’t just for college kids. Thousands of companies and businesspeople use the site for everything from project collaboration and advertising to filling (and finding) jobs. You’ll learn all the tricks. Protect your privacy. You may feel too exposed with so much personal info on display. This book features an easy-to-follow, multi-pronged approach to staying safe on Facebook.
Published by "O'Reilly Media, Inc." on 03/01/2011
Book details: 284 pages.
Published by John Wiley & Sons on 04/27/2012
Book details: 256 pages.
Published by DigPublish on 03/26/2017
Book details: 122 pages.