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Sharing our Lives Online

Risks and Exposure in Social Media

Authors: Brake, David R.

  • This is the first book to address the implications of the emergence of social media for society and to integrate its analysis with broader social theory, but ground its conclusions on fresh empirical evidence and on a focused review of relevant empirical studies
  • It covers the emerging phenomenon of web '2.0' or the 'social web' to focus on the range of factors encouraging writing practices that risk harming both the authors' interpersonal relationships and their employment prospects
  • Draws on new empirical research to reveal the ways in which individuals' understandings and expectations of online social interation can also encourage risky online behaviour
  • It also offers practical guidance for educators, policy-makers, parents and students to reduce some of these dangers and outlines new avenues for online media research
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About this book

Why do we share so much about our lives on social media when we often have little idea who might be reading or viewing? David R. Brake examines the causes and consequences of moving towards a radically open society.

About the authors

David R. Brake (http://davidbrake.org/) is a communication scholar and pioneering web journalist who has been using and studying the internet for more than a quarter of a century.

Reviews

'In the age of social media sharing, David R. Brake presents a nuanced, evidence-based, and highly readable account of the dangers of exposing our lives online, grounded in understandable scientific and scholarly theory. Steering between uncritical enthusiasm at one pole and moral panic at the other - extremes that have characterized much of the public discourse about the effects of social media - Brake shows exactly how, and in what circumstances, sharing aspects of our personal lives online can be risky. Sharing our Lives Online also offers sound advice to individuals and parents who need to know what to do themselves to take advantage of social media without running into the pitfalls of oversharing, and need to know how to talk to their children about risks and cautions.' - Howard Rheingold

'[Sharing our Lives Online] provides a compelling account of the risks of online communication and the ways in which technologies are constructed to lead us to disclose more than we may think. [His research is] delicately woven into a rich discussion of the economic, technical and social factors that encourage self-disclosure [and features] a fascinating glimpse into blogging practice over time... An engaging and illuminating book.' Times Higher Education

'Sharing Our Lives Online is an interesting resource for students and scholars in the fields of digital media and interpersonal communication but also for a non-academic audience interested in the risks of online self-exposure. Not only does it successfully combine theoretical discussion and empirical examination; it also draws upon specific case studies that make the reading particularly accessible.' - LSE Review of Books, 2014


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Brake, David R.

    Pages 1-14

  • What Is Risky about Online Self-Disclosure and Who Is at Risk?

    Brake, David R.

    Pages 15-41

  • How and Why Social Media Interaction Is Different

    Brake, David R.

    Pages 42-74

  • Imagining the Reader

    Brake, David R.

    Pages 75-100

  • Time and Memory in Social Media

    Brake, David R.

    Pages 101-130

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eBook £13.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-31271-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £68.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-230-32029-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover £18.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-230-32036-9
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sharing our Lives Online
Book Subtitle
Risks and Exposure in Social Media
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-31271-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137312716
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-32029-1
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-32036-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 193
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