Social media as surveillance, by Daniel Trottier by Daniel Trottier

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Mason, Andrew. 2014. "Social media as surveillance, by Daniel Trottier by Daniel Trottier." Sociological Research Online: an electronic journal. 19 (1).
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Social media as surveillance, by Daniel Trottier by Daniel Trottier

ERA Journal ID10930
Article CategoryBook review
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AuthorMason, Andrew
Journal TitleSociological Research Online: an electronic journal
Journal Citation19 (1)
Number of Pages1
Year2014
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ISSN1360-7804
Web Address (URL)http://www.socresonline.org.uk/19/1/reviews/4.html
Abstract

The rise of Web 2.0, the media user-producer ('produser'), social media, mobile smart phones and the like certainly demands some thinking about. The power of these phenomenal computing networks, with logging, cataloguing and facial-recognition capabilities is truly astounding. One would think that to talk about modern social media as surveillance sounds both obvious and a little overly paranoid of 'Big Brother', but Trottier's delivery is far more nuanced and is engaged with useful scholarship in the field.

KeywordsTrottier; social media; surveillance; Web 2.0; social control
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020470530. Stylistics and textual analysis
470102. Communication technology and digital media studies
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Byline AffiliationsSchool of Humanities and Communication
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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