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Global Geographies of the Internet

Volume 1 of the series SpringerBriefs in Geography pp 139-166

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Social Media

  • Barney WarfAffiliated withDepartment of Geography, University of Kansas

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Abstract

Today, more people are better connected to one another, and the world, than at any other time in human history. For vast segments of the world’s population, mobile phones, the internet and email, instant messaging, and various forms of digital social media have become deeply woven into the fabric of daily life.