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From the PublisherWinner of the Choice award for Outstanding AcademicTitle
"The 200,000 million tweets sent each day have been deserving ofserious scholarly attention. Murthy addresses this gap in apioneering book."
"A tantalizing, insightful and balanced account of the existingscholarship about the question how Twitter changes ourcommunication practices."
Koenvan Turnhout Macro Blog
"Dhiraj Murthy's Twitter is an excellent overview of theendless spirals of meaning and insignificance that characterize themicro-blogging phenomenon."
Hal Niedzviecki, author of The Peep Diaries: How We'reLearning to Love Watching Ourselves and Our Neighbours
"Dhiraj Murthy's Twitter is a rich and informedconsideration of one of the most commonly used sites in the UStoday. Drawing from multiple perspectives and incorporatingliterature from sociology, communication, political science, andmedia studies, Murthy’s book includes chapters on the roleTwitter plays in reshaping journalism, activism practices, disastercoordination, and the sharing of social support and medicalinformation. Notably, the book pays special attention to historicalcontext, drawing out connections between Twitter and earliertechnologies, and using these comparisons to illustrate what is newand what is not so new about this fascinating communicationplatform. Murthy engages with sophisticated analytical frameworksbut does so using accessible language and concrete examples, whichwill make this volume especially useful in the classroom."
Nicole Ellison, Michigan State University