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New Media Technologies and User Empowerment

by Jo Pierson (Volume editor) Enid Mante-Meijer (Volume editor) Eugène Loos (Volume editor)
Edited Collection 318 Pages

Summary

Recent developments in new media have led to the rise of what has become known as ‘social media’. The shift towards mass self-communication has lowered the technological thresholds for everyday users to connect and to become ‘produsers’ in media life. However, the question is to what extent users interacting in this ecosystem are empowered – and not disempowered – to express their creativity and concerns and to obtain a prominent role in new media design and innovation.

Details

Pages
318
ISBN (PDF)
9783653009378
ISBN (Hardcover)
9783631600313
Language
English
Publication date
2011 (November)
Published
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2011. 317 pp., num. fig. and tables

Biographical notes

Jo Pierson (Volume editor) Enid Mante-Meijer (Volume editor) Eugène Loos (Volume editor)

Jo Pierson is Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel – Department of Communication Studies / SMIT (Studies on Media, Information and Telecommunication). Enid Mante-Meijer is emeritus Professor at Utrecht University – Utrecht School of Governance. Eugène Loos is Professor at the University of Amsterdam – Department of Communication Science / ASCoR (Amsterdam School of Communication Research).

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