Book Title: Humans R Social Media – Open Textbook Edition 1

Author: Diana Daly

Book Description: 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 by University of Arizona Information scholar Diana Daly, this Third Edition of the book Humans R Social Media uses plain language and features contributions by students to help readers understand how we as humans shape social media, and how social media shapes our world in turn.

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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 by University of Arizona Information scholar Diana Daly, this Third Edition of the book Humans are Social Media uses plain language, 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 are Social Media offers a unique, multimedia overview of social media in relationships with users and human cultures.

Central cover image by Alyssa de Leon. Other cover images (clockwise from upper right): Matthew Kim, Trinity Norris, Unnamed, Sofia Diaz, Lilly, Jorge, and iVoices logo by Maria José Garcia; Jessica Nickerson, Jessica Nickerson, Bradley, May Otzen, Melanie Norris, Cameron Monteferrante, Marissa Farhi, and Omar Amanullah.

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This book is a cloned version of Humans are Social Media, OER Edition 2021 by Diana Daly, published using Pressbooks by The iVoices Media Lab of the University of Arizona under a CC BY (Attribution) license. It may differ from the original.

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Diana Daly

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Title
Humans R Social Media – Open Textbook Edition 1
Author
Diana Daly
Contributors
Anna Leach; Claire-Anne Ferrière; and Amy Fountain
License
Primary Subject
Media studies
Additional Subject(s)
Information technology: general topics, Social media / social networking
Publisher
The iVoices Media Lab of the University of Arizona
Publication Date
May 12, 2021