Social Media: An Ill-Defined Phenomenon
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- White J., Fu K., Benson B. (2013) Social Media: An Ill-Defined Phenomenon. In: Ozok A.A., Zaphiris P. (eds) Online Communities and Social Computing. OCSC 2013. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 8029. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
This paper questions whether and to what extent social media matches its many presumed desirable attributes, through references to social media in the United States and China, and in light of data that indicates that social media use tends to be dominated by a small group of elite users and driven by conventional forces. It concludes with implications for policy development.
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