From ‘broadcast yourself’ to ‘follow your interests’ : making over social media

Burgess, Jean (2015) From ‘broadcast yourself’ to ‘follow your interests’ : making over social media. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 18(3), pp. 281-285.

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In this article I briefly trace the complex and incremental but significant ways that social media platforms have been transformed since the ‘Web 2.0’ moment of the early 2000s, identifying some common trajectories across several platforms, and discussing their consequences for how users – and their capacity for creative agency – are positioned. I argue that the maintenance of balanced tensions between accessibility and openness is important to the ongoing prospects of social and cultural innovation in social media.

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ID Code: 67131
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Published online before print: January 16, 2014
Keywords: social media, platforms, media history, web history, technological change
DOI: 10.1177/1367877913513684
ISSN: 1367-8779
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies (200102)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Screen and Media Culture (200212)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 The Author(s)
Deposited On: 10 Feb 2014 22:51
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2016 19:04

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