Hector Postigo

Temple Dept. of Department of Media Studies & Production

hector.postigo@protonmail.com

SM+S Excerpts Pt. 4 : Changing the Social and the Media

Sam Srauy- The Limits of Social Media: What Social Media Can Be, and What We Should Hope They Never Become: If we are generous and optimistic, we can imagine social media as a liberating forum for self-expression or a medium that might, in its own way, usher in a more democratic form of content distribution […]

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SM+S Excerpts Pt. 3- The Ghost in the Shell : Humanity and Social Media

Nick Couldry– Social Media: Human Life :”…In the era of digital media, a normative turn is under way in communications research which is quite different from the more specialist concern with journalistic ethics…The impetus to such normative reflection is twofold: first, an unprecedented deepening of how media outputs and media-related expectations are embedded in our […]

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SM+S Excerpts Pt. 2 – Social Media Structure and Function : Big Theory, Big Questions

Daniel Kreiss-The Networked Democratic Spectator:  “…Social media afford “active spectatorship” around media events…political elites who produce media events cannot ignore these active audiences exercising performative scrutiny…At rare but significant moments, social media afford and even make possible collective identification, participation, and social action…”  Read the rest here Tamara Shepherd- Mapped, Measured, and Mined: The Social […]

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SM+S Excerpts Pt. 1 -Let us Study the Social and the Media Through Varied Lenses

danah boyd- Social Media: A Phenomenon to be Analyzed: “…As a buzzword, “social media” was far from being precise….For the entrepreneurs and geeks who had watched the Internet rise into a dot-com bubble and burst into flames, Web 2.0 and its first offering—social media—provided a chance to start anew….the geekier crowds wanted to go back […]

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Excerpts from Social Media and Society : Papacharissi

We Have Always Been Social . . . And we will always be social. …  “To term some media social implies that there are other media that are perhaps anti-social, or even not social at all—asocial. It also invites comparisons between media based on how social each medium is. But each medium is social in […]

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