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See below for a selection of the latest books from Social networking category. Presented with a red border are the Social networking books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Social networking books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

My Social Media for Seniors, 3/e

My Social Media for Seniors, 3/e

Author: Michael Miller Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/09/2019

My Social Media for Seniors Step-by-step instructions for the tasks you care about most Large, full-color, close-up photos show you exactly what to do Common-sense help whenever you run into problems Tips and notes to help you along the way Learn how to get the most out of social media! We've identified the essential skills you need to stay connected with the people you care about; reconnect with old friends and classmates; and share your life with loved ones near and far. Our crystal-clear instructions respect your smarts but never assume you're an expert. Big, colorful photos on nearly every page make this book incredibly easy to read and use! * Learn the pros and cons of social media and how to use it safely * Find out what to share-and what not to share-on social media * Distinguish between fake news and real news online * Use social media to find friends, family, schoolmates, and co-workers * Keep in touch with friends and family on Facebook (R) * Save and share interesting images on Pinterest (TM) * Connect with people and businesses on LinkedIn (R) * Tweet and retweet on Twitter (TM) * Share photos on Instagram (TM) * Use Skype to participate in video chats with friends and family members

Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now

Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now

Author: Jaron Lanier Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2019

Social media is supposed to bring us together - but it is tearing us apart. 'A blisteringly good, urgent, essential read' Zadie Smith The evidence suggests that social media is making us sadder, angrier, less empathetic, more fearful, more isolated and more tribal. Jaron Lanier is the world-famous Silicon Valley scientist-pioneer who first alerted us to the dangers of social media. In this witty and urgent manifesto he explains why its toxic effects are at the heart of its design, and, in ten simple arguments, why liberating yourself from its hold will transform your life and the world for the better. WITH A NEW AFTERWORD BY THE AUTHOR `Informed, heartfelt and often entertaining ... a timely reminder that even if we can't bring ourselves to leave social media altogether, we should always think critically about how it works' Sunday Times `Indispensable. Everyone who wants to understand the digital world, its pitfalls and possibilities should read this book - now' Matthew d'Ancona, author of Post-Truth

#identity Hashtagging Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Nation

#identity Hashtagging Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Nation

Author: Abigail De Kosnik, Keith Feldman Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/05/2019

Since its launch in 2006, Twitter has served as a major platform for political performance, social justice activism, and large-scale public debates over race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and nationality. It has empowered minoritarian groups to organize protests, articulate often-underrepresented perspectives, and form community. It has also spread hashtags that have been used to bully and silence women, people of color, and LGBTQ people. #identity is among the first scholarly books to address the positive and negative effects of Twitter on our contemporary world. Hailing from diverse scholarly fields, all contributors are affiliated with The Color of New Media, a scholarly collective based at the University of California, Berkeley. The Color of New Media explores the intersections of new media studies, critical race theory, gender and women's studies, and postcolonial studies. The essays in #identity consider topics such asthe social justice movements organized through #BlackLivesMatter, #Ferguson, and #SayHerName; the controversies around #WhyIStayed and #CancelColbert; Twitter use in India and Africa; the integration of hashtags such as #nohomo and #onfleek that have become part of everyday online vernacular; and other ways in which Twitter has been used by, for, and against women, people of color, LGBTQ, and Global South communities. Collectively, the essays in this volume offer a critically interdisciplinary view of how and why social media has been at the heart of U.S. and global political discourse for over a decade.

#identity Hashtagging Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Nation

#identity Hashtagging Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Nation

Author: Abigail De Kosnik Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2019

Since its launch in 2006, Twitter has served as a major platform for political performance, social justice activism, and large-scale public debates over race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and nationality. It has empowered minoritarian groups to organize protests, articulate often-underrepresented perspectives, and form community. It has also spread hashtags that have been used to bully and silence women, people of color, and LGBTQ people. #identity is among the first scholarly books to address the positive and negative effects of Twitter on our contemporary world. Hailing from diverse scholarly fields, all contributors are affiliated with The Color of New Media, a scholarly collective based at the University of California, Berkeley. The Color of New Media explores the intersections of new media studies, critical race theory, gender and women's studies, and postcolonial studies. The essays in #identity consider topics such asthe social justice movements organized through #BlackLivesMatter, #Ferguson, and #SayHerName; the controversies around #WhyIStayed and #CancelColbert; Twitter use in India and Africa; the integration of hashtags such as #nohomo and #onfleek that have become part of everyday online vernacular; and other ways in which Twitter has been used by, for, and against women, people of color, LGBTQ, and Global South communities. Collectively, the essays in this volume offer a critically interdisciplinary view of how and why social media has been at the heart of U.S. and global political discourse for over a decade.

ECSM 2019 - Proceedings of the 6th European Conference on Social Media

ECSM 2019 - Proceedings of the 6th European Conference on Social Media

Author: Wybe Popma Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/05/2019

From Security to Community Detection in Social Networking Platforms

From Security to Community Detection in Social Networking Platforms

Author: Panagiotis Karampelas Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/04/2019

This book focuses on novel and state-of-the-art scientific work in the area of detection and prediction techniques using information found generally in graphs and particularly in social networks. Community detection techniques are presented in diverse contexts and for different applications while prediction methods for structured and unstructured data are applied to a variety of fields such as financial systems, security forums, and social networks. The rest of the book focuses on graph-based techniques for data analysis such as graph clustering and edge sampling. The research presented in this volume was selected based on solid reviews from the IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks, Analysis, and Mining (ASONAM '17). Chapters were then improved and extended substantially, and the final versions were rigorously reviewed and revised to meet the series standards. This book will appeal to practitioners, researchers and students in the field.

The Magpie Effect Your Complete and Comprehensive Guide to Surviving and Enjoying The Twisted Social Media Era #UnsocialMedia

The Magpie Effect Your Complete and Comprehensive Guide to Surviving and Enjoying The Twisted Social Media Era #UnsocialMedia

Author: Damien Massias Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2019

New notification: You may be wasting time and energy fighting a daily battle that is impossible to win. Growing evidence shows that most of us subconsciously search for fulfilment-self-confidence, validation, connection, purpose, and more-in a place where we'll ironically never find it: social media. What's even more ironic? More and more of us are addicted to the chase and our culture keeps us blind to how damaging this futile quest really is. When used in a healthy way, social media can enhance our lives in a myriad of positive ways. However, the majority of us unknowingly misuse social media in an unhealthy way, rendering it no more beneficial than a virus. And the most dangerous disease is the kind that convinces you you're not even sick... so while many believe there is no issue here to discuss, Damien Massias is already concocting a cure. First ingredient: awareness. Massias is a life coach and professional observer who will tell it to you straight-with no sugar-coating but still plenty of genuine sweetness. This book examines real life case studies to illustrate how something we think of as being so harmless can actually have a colossal, butterfly effect on our lives. But more importantly, it is your wake-up call to observe, examine, and re-evaluate your own relationship with social media and re-calibrate your compass towards true fulfilment.

Social Media in the Digital Age History, Ethics, and Professional Uses

Social Media in the Digital Age History, Ethics, and Professional Uses

Author: Rebecca Coates Nee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2018

Social Media in the Digital Age: History, Ethics, and Professional Uses details how the growth and development of social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram have influenced how people interact with one another, receive news, and form social bonds. It introduces students to theories used to study social media, legal and ethical considerations for corporations and individual users, and examples of successful and unsuccessful social media usage to demonstrate its power and reach. Part One of the book focuses on the study of social media, addressing the rise of social media, the widespread impact of user-generated content, the demographics of individuals who use various platforms, and more. Part Two examines the ethics and legal issues surrounding social media, including copyright law, user policies, image and brand management, privacy, and other considerations of digital media use for individuals. Part Three addresses the professional uses of social media in public relations, advertising, marketing, journalism, nonprofit work, U.S. politics, international social media movements, and more. Social Media in the Digital Age is well suited for undergraduate courses in mass communication, broadcasting, history, and popular culture. It's also a valuable resource for mass communications professionals.

Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram For Seniors For Dummies

Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram For Seniors For Dummies

Author: Marsha Collier Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2018

Enjoy the top social media sites with ease and security Done correctly, social media is a way to connect friends, family, and the world while still maintaining security and privacy. Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram For Seniors For Dummies, 3rd Edition offers advice on how to enjoy the three most popular social media options while avoiding worry about who sees what you share. Written by social media expert Marsha Collier, this book walks you through establishing accounts, making connections, and sharing content including photos and video. You learn the settings to adjust on each platform to maintain privacy and filter out the content you don't want. This book also explains the subtle art of avoiding or blocking people on social platforms without jeopardizing your real-world relationships! Take control of what you share Connect with others Take and share your best pictures Use social media as a news source Social media sites are great fun once you learn how to cut through the clutter--and this book shows you how!

Mining Lurkers in Online Social Networks Principles, Models, and Computational Methods

Mining Lurkers in Online Social Networks Principles, Models, and Computational Methods

Author: Andrea Tagarelli, Roberto Interdonato Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/11/2018

This SpringerBrief brings order to the wealth of research studies that contribute to shape our understanding of on-line social networks (OSNs) lurking phenomena. This brief also drives the development of computational approaches that can be effectively applied to answer questions related to lurking behaviors, as well as to the engagement of lurkers in OSNs. All large-scale online social networks (OSNs) are characterized by a participation inequality principle, i.e., the crowd of an OSN does not actively contribute, rather it takes on a silent role. Silent users are also referred to as lurkers, since they gain benefit from others' information without significantly giving back to the community. Nevertheless, lurkers acquire knowledge from the OSN, therefore a major goal is to encourage them to more actively participate. Lurking behavior analysis has been long studied in social science and human-computer interaction fields, but it has also matured over the last few years in social network analysis and mining. While the main target audience corresponds to computer, network, and web data scientists, this brief might also help increase the visibility of the topic by bridging different closely related research fields. Practitioners, researchers and students interested in social networks, web search, data mining, computational social science and human-computer interaction will also find this brief useful research material .

Writing for Social Media

Writing for Social Media

Author: Carrie Marshall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/11/2018

Engaging with customers through social media is essential for businesses in this day and age. Writing for social media can be difficult to get right and even big brands can get it very wrong. This book walks you through how to deliver maximum benefit for your business through your social media writing. Topics include how to develop an online persona, how to tailor your messages across different social media platforms, how to appeal to your audience, and how to use social media tools.

Social Media and Mental Health Depression, Predators, and Personality Disorders

Social Media and Mental Health Depression, Predators, and Personality Disorders

Author: Michael Arntfield, Joan Swart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2018

Social Media and Mental Health: Depression, Predators, and Personality Disorders presents case studies and guidelines to help policymakers, parents, educators, and criminal justice experts better understand the negative effects of social media on mental health. The book examines the direct correlations between technology and the onset of significant personality and mood disorders, criminal violence, and other dysfunctional behavior, particularly in American youth. The text addresses cyberbullying, suicide, and the cycle of abuse; Internet addiction and its relation to impaired psychosocial functioning; and the narcissistic tendencies that individuals can develop as a result of too much screen time, including attention-seeking behavior, constant self-promotion, and feelings of entitlement. Chapters are dedicated to the adverse effects of social media on dating and romantic relationships, the concept of online friends , and the dangerous fantasies that individuals can foster online. The book closes with a timely chapter about radicalization, terrorism, and new media. Scientifically rigorous in nature, Social Media and Mental Health is also an ideal textbook for college-level courses in forensic psychology, social work, juvenile crime, and communications. It can also be used as a guide for educators, employers, and administrators, including law enforcement or corrections officials who work with schools, youth groups, and at-risk populations.