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Mass Media

  • Socialbots and Their Friendsby Robert W. Gehl; Maria Bakardjieva

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    Many users of the Internet are aware of bots: automated programs that work behind the scenes to come up with search suggestions, check the weather, filter emails, or clean up Wikipedia entries. More recently, a new software robot has been making its presence felt in social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter ? the socialbot. However, unlike other... more...

  • Electronic Mediaby Norman J. Medoff; Barbara Kaye

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 59.95

    Electronic Media: Then, Now, and Later provides a synopsis of the beginnings of electronic media in broadcasting and the subsequent advancements into digital media. The Then, Now, and Later approach focuses on how past innovations laid the groundwork for changing trends in technology, providing the opportunity and demand for evolution in both... more...

  • #Trumpby StÚphane Bussard; Philippe Mottaz

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 11.99

    └ lire tant qu?il est temps ! E?lu par Twitter ? Contrairement a? Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump a appuye? toute sa campagne sur les re?seaux sociaux. Faible cou?t, large porte?e, ciblage de masse, versatilite? du contenu et impunite? de l?e?phe?me?re, sa communication immate?rielle lui a permis en quelques semaines de convaincre 14 millions d?Ame?ricains... more...

  • Emerging Genres in New Media Environmentsby Carolyn R. Miller; Ashley R. Kelly

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 84.57

    This volume explores cultural innovation and transformation as revealed through the emergence of new media genres. New media have enabled what impresses most observers as a dizzying proliferation of new forms of communicative interaction and cultural production, provoking multimodal experimentation, and artistic and entrepreneurial innovation. Working... more...

  • Kommunikation im ÷ffentlichen Raumby Julia Roll

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 35.54

    Julia Roll geht der Frage nach, wie Erwachsene mit der alltńglichen Ablenkung durch mobile Medien wie dem heute weit verbreiteten Smartphone umgehen. Dabei nimmt sie erstmals eine integrierte Perspektive ein, denn Aufmerksamkeit berŘhrt neben psychischen Konzentrationsprozessen auch Regeln des sozialen Umgangs. Die Ergebnisse ihrer mehrstufigen qualitativen... more...

  • Extreme Media and American Politicsby J. Benjamin Taylor

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 105.72

    This book asks: what are extreme television media, and are they actually bad for American politics?  Taylor explores these questions, and how these media affect political knowledge, trust, efficacy, tolerance, policy attitudes, and political behaviors. Using experiments and data from the National Annenberg Election Study, this book shows how extreme... more...

  • Citizens, Europe and the Mediaby Nicol˛ Conti; Vincenzo Memoli

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 47.53

    The volume presents the most comprehensive survey to date of citizens? use of media and attitudes towards the EU. It shows that the media have a definite, but differentiated, impact on citizens? attitudes. A broad use of media positively influences support for the EU, as it refines citizens? cognitive capabilities and understanding of the European... more...

  • Humanism and Technologyby Anthony B. Pinn

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 85.56

    This book interrogates the ways in which new technological advances impact the thought and practices of humanism. Chapters investigate the social, political, and cultural implications of the creation and use of advanced forms of technology, examining both defining benefits and potential dangers. Contributors also discuss technology?s relationship... more...

  • The Reinvention of Populist Rhetoric in The Digital Ageby Mark Rolfe

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 84.57

    This highly original work considers the rhetoric of political actors and commentators who identify digital media as the means to a new era of politics and democracy. Placing this rhetoric in a historical and intellectual context, it provides a compelling explanation of the reinvention and thematic recurrence of democratic discourse. The author investigates... more...

  • Social Media for Knowledge Sharing in Automotive Repairby Patric Finkbeiner

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 137.44

    This book explores, describes and explains the predictors essential for the acceptance of social media as a digital platform to share professional knowledge in the field of automotive repair in Germany. It reports a rigorous literature review covering key elements of social media, knowledge management and technology acceptance studies. The book assumes... more...