[Humanist] 27.723 pubs: social media; images from the Wellcome

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 723.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Christian Fuchs <christian.fuchs at uti.at>                  (44)
        Subject: New book: Christian Fuchs - Social Media: A Critical
                Introduction

  [2]   From:    "Harkins, Phoebe" <p.harkins at WELLCOME.AC.UK>              (20)
        Subject: Thousands of years of visual culture made free through
                Wellcome Images


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        Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2014 14:14:10 +0000
        From: Christian Fuchs <christian.fuchs at uti.at>
        Subject: New book: Christian Fuchs - Social Media: A Critical Introduction


Christian Fuchs. 2014. Social Media. A Critical Introduction.
London: Sage.
Paperback ISBN 9781446257319
Hardcover ISBN 9781446257302

More information:
http://fuchs.uti.at/books/social-media-a-critical-introduction/

Now more than ever, we need to understand social media - the good as 
well as the bad. We need critical knowledge that helps us to navigate 
the controversies and contradictions of this complex digital media 
landscape. Only then can we make informed judgements about what's 
happening in our media world, and why.

Showing the reader how to ask the right kinds of questions about social 
media, Christian Fuchs takes us on a journey across social media, 
delving deep into case studies on Google, Facebook, Twitter, WikiLeaks 
and Wikipedia. The result lays bare the structures and power relations 
at the heart of our media landscape.

This book is the essential, critical guide for understanding social 
media and for all students of media studies and sociology. Readers will 
never look at social media the same way again.

Sample chapter:
Twitter and Democracy: A New Public Sphere?
http://www.uk.sagepub.com/upm-data/58967_Fuchs__Social_Media.pdf
Introduction:
http://fuchs.uti.at/wp-content/introduction.pdf

CONTENTS:

1. What is a Critical Introduction to Social Media? 1

I. FOUNDATIONS 29
2. What is Social Media? 31
3. Social Media as Participatory Culture 52
4. Social Media and Communication Power 69

II. APPLICATIONS 95
5. The Power and Political Economy of Social Media 97
6. Google: Good or Evil Search Engine? 126
7. Facebook: A Surveillance Threat to Privacy? 153
8. Twitter and Democracy: A New Public Sphere? 176
9. WikiLeaks: Can We Make Power Transparent? 210
10. Wikipedia: A New Democratic Form of Collaborative Work and 
Production? 235

III. FUTURES 251
11. Conclusion: Social Media and its Alternatives – Towards a Truly 
Social Media 253
References 267
Index 289




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        Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2014 16:08:12 +0000
        From: "Harkins, Phoebe" <p.harkins at WELLCOME.AC.UK>
        Subject: Thousands of years of visual culture made free through Wellcome Images


Hi everyone 

As you may have seen from our blog and Twitter, we’ve made some changes to Wellcome Images! 

We're delighted to announce that over 100,000 high resolution images including manuscripts, paintings, etchings, early photography and advertisements are now freely available through Wellcome Images.

The images can be downloaded in high-resolution directly from the Wellcome Images website (http://wellcomeimages.org) for users to freely copy, distribute, edit, manipulate, and build upon as you wish, for personal or commercial use.

More details can be found on the Wellcome Library blog: http://wellc.me/1e2uSqf

If you need any further assistance please don’t hesitate to contact images at wellcome.ac.uk 

All the very best for now, 

Phoebe 


Phoebe Harkins
Communications Co-ordinator 
Wellcome Library
Wellcome Trust
Gibbs Building
215 Euston Road
London NW1 2BE, UK
T +44 (0)20 7611 8628
F +44 (0)20 7611 8369
E p.harkins at wellcome.ac.uk
http://wellcomelibrary.org 





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