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The globalization of on-screen sociability: social media and tethered togetherness

Abstract:

Social media have rapidly spread across the globe, and much has been written about how they promote civic engagement and commercial opportunities. Less has been written about their most common function: for socializing. This article examines the most popular social media and how they have become embedded in everyday life in four countries: the United States, Sweden, India, and China. The uses of social media take many different forms across countries and cultural settings; this article asks w...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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Department:
Oxford, SSD, Oxford Internet Institute
Publisher:
University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism Publisher's website
Journal:
International Journal of Communication Journal website
Volume:
10
Pages:
5626–5643
Publication date:
2016-11-01
Acceptance date:
2016-09-15
ISSN:
1932-8036
Pubs id:
pubs:657341
URN:
uri:c71e6961-30bb-42ef-80aa-18181dceb992
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uuid:c71e6961-30bb-42ef-80aa-18181dceb992
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pubs:657341

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