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In terms of media and communication history, we are arguably in the midst of a social media paradigm. Well-known platforms like Twitter and Facebook have gone from being viewed as mere sites of teenage distraction to becoming embedded ICT infrastructure in mainstream organisations across the society, culture, and economy; such platforms, their uses, and their politics are increasingly entangled with everyday life, work, and relationships. For the past decade there has been a burgeoning interest in social media. This highly international Handbook addresses the most significant research themes, methodological approaches and debates in this field via substantial chapters specially commissioned from leading scholars coming from a range of disciplinary perspectives centered on but extending beyond the social sciences and humanities. Part One: Histories and Pre-Histories Part Two: Approaches and Methods Part Three: Technologies & Business Models Part Four: Practices & Problems Part Five: Social, Cultural & Economic Domains

Social Media and the Cultural and Creative Industries
Social media and the cultural and creative industries
Terry Flew
Creative industries and social media: Close friends or distant relatives?

At one level, it makes a lot of sense to discuss social media and the cultural and creative industries (CCIs) together. The creative industries policy discourse emerged in the late 1990s, just as the new breed of Internet companies were emerging whose platform innovations were no longer tied to information and communication technology (ICT) hardware production. The first Creative Industries Mapping Document (Department of Culture, Media and Sport, 1998) was published in the UK in 1998, the same year in which Larry Page and Sergey Brin established Google as an incorporated private company. The ...

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