Alfred Hermida, "Tell Everyone: Why We Share and Why It Matters"
ISBN: 0385679564 | 2014 | EPUB | 272 pages | 3 MB
Social media is taking centre stage in our world, challenging and unsettling 20th-century ways of living and working. No one is immune. Tell Everyone: Why We Share and Why It Matters is a groundbreaking work that delves deeply into how social media is reshaping the worlds of media, business, politics and activism.
Written with journalistic flair but with academic rigour, former BBC journalist Alfred Hermida lays bare why we feel compelled to share news, gossip and information, and always have. Every day more than 500 million messages are sent on Twitter, 800 million people share four billion stories, links, photographs and videos on Facebook. Every minute, 100 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube. And the flow is ever-increasing. In this new era of media saturation, what do we mean by “the news”? Is “the most trusted name in news” today a veteran anchor on television or an undergraduate tweeting from Tahrir Square in Cairo?
Tell Everyone spells out how our ability to create and share news is shaping the information we receive and depend on to make informed decisions, from choosing politicians to doing business. Drawing on historical examples, real-world experiences and leading research, Tell Everyone is your essential guide to understanding how this digital revolution is affecting you.