As a resource for exploring the influences on American values, Opinions Throughout History: Social Media Issues provides an essential and an accessible commentary on the ways in which advances in communication technologies and practices have shaped American opinion and history.
Originally conceived as a way for people to stay connected, share photographs and post information, social media has evolved. Today, it is much more than a fun communication tool, it can become a destructive weapon when exploited by the wrong people. From Russian bots and fake news to cyberbullying and online shaming, this book explores who is weaponizing social media and why. It also provides useful information about the benefits of social media.
As media and internet technologies continue to dominate the contemporary information landscape, this timely reflection on the significant developments in technology and society introduces different types of technological advances, explores their impact on society, and surveys the varying forms of communication and digital changes.
Engaging and entertaining yet scientifically rigorous, i-Minds demonstrates how constant connectivity is rapidly changing our brains, the dangers posed to children and adults alike in this brave new world, and the positive steps we can take to embrace new technology while protecting our well-being and steering our future in a more human direction.
This book is a framework to start a conversation on how technology is changing our lifestyles and transforming our world. The Psychology of Evolving Technology looks at how cutting-edge and revolutionary technologies have disrupted our society through its many luxuries and conveniences and how it has altered the outlook of our values, privileges, and expectations.
Mobile communication has an increasing impact on people's lives and society. Ubiquitous media influence the way users relate to their surroundings, and data services like text and pictures lead to a culture shaped by thumbs. Representing several years of research into the social and cultural effects of mobile phone use, this volume assembles the fascinating approaches and new insights of leading scientists and practitioners.
As digital technologies have become ever more ingrained in society, Media Use in Digital Everyday Life asks how our relationship with media has changed. After the proliferation of smartphones, social media and ubiquitous connectivity, what has happened to the ways we navigate across social domains and structure our daily routines? Filling a gap between classic discussions on everyday media use and recent studies of emergent technologies, this book untangles the role of media in our everyday lives.