Book Title: Humans are Social Media, OER Edition 2021
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Social media and humans exist in a world of mutual influence, and humans play central roles in how this influence is mediated and transferred. Originally created as a plain language textbook by University of Arizona Information scholar Diana Daly, this Open Textbook Edition of the book Humans R Social Media integrates contributions by students to help readers understand how we as humans shape social media, and how social media shapes our world in turn. Humans R Social Media features audio and video, embedded questions and active learning activities, and contributions by students to help readers actively understand how we as humans shape social media, and how social media shapes our world in turn. The authors and contributors examine digitally mediated identity, microcelebrity, and relationships through sociological and feminist perspectives, and visualize networked publics and online spaces using historic forms of communication. Dynamic coverage by Daly and contributors also examines the #metoo movement, Black Lives Matter, and conversations around race and radicalism. Most notably, the world of information is examined through simple explanations of algorithms, types of misinformation, and spreadable media including memes. Designed for beginning college students, Humans R Social Media offers a unique, multimedia overview of social media in relationships with users and human cultures.
Humans are Social Media, OER Edition 2021 by Diana Daly is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.