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Within the developed world, much of society experiences political, economic, and cultural life through a set of communication technologies barely older than many citizens. Society Online: The Internet in Context examines how new media technologies have not simply diffused across society, but how they have rapidly and deeply become embedded in our organizations and institutions. Society Online is not exclusively devoted to a particular technology, or specifically the Internet, but to a range of technologies and technological possibilities labeled "new media." Rather than trying to cover every possible topic relating to new communication technologies, this unique text is organized by how these new technologies mediate the community, political, economic, personal, and global spheres of our social lives. Editors Philip N. Howard and Steve Jones explore ...

Embedded Media: Who We Know, What We Know, and Society Online
Embedded media: Who we know, what we know, and society online
Philip N.HowardUniversity of Washington

Within the developed world, members of the current generation are experiencing political, economic, and cultural life through a set of communication technologies barely older then they are. This collection of research about society online is unique. Rather than trying to cover every possible topic relating to new communication technologies in society, we have organized a series of arguments about how these new technologies mediate the various spheres of our social lives. First, the collection is not devoted exclusively to a particular technology or to the internet specifically; rather, it is devoted to a range of technologies and technological possibilities labeled new ...

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