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It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens
     

It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens

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by danah boyd
 

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ISBN-10: 0300166311

ISBN-13: 9780300166316

Pub. Date: 02/28/2014

Publisher: Yale University Press


An essential read, written by a leading expert, for anyone who wants to understand young people's use of social media

What is new about how teenagers communicate through services such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram? Do social media affect the quality of teens’ lives? In this eye-opening book, youth culture and technology expert

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An essential read, written by a leading expert, for anyone who wants to understand young people's use of social media

What is new about how teenagers communicate through services such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram? Do social media affect the quality of teens’ lives? In this eye-opening book, youth culture and technology expert danah boyd uncovers some of the major myths regarding teens' use of social media. She explores tropes about identity, privacy, safety, danger, and bullying. Ultimately, boyd argues that society fails young people when paternalism and protectionism hinder teenagers’ ability to become informed, thoughtful, and engaged citizens through their online interactions. Yet despite an environment of rampant fear-mongering, boyd finds that teens often find ways to engage and to develop a sense of identity.

Boyd’s conclusions are essential reading not only for parents, teachers, and others who work with teens but also for anyone interested in the impact of emerging technologies on society, culture, and commerce in years to come. Offering insights gleaned from more than a decade of original fieldwork interviewing teenagers across the United States, boyd concludes reassuringly that the kids are all right. At the same time, she acknowledges that coming to terms with life in a networked era is not easy or obvious. In a technologically mediated world, life is bound to be complicated.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300166316
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2014
Pages:
296
Sales rank:
947,220
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Introduction 1

1 Identity why do teens seem strange online? 29

2 Privacy why do youth share so publicly? 54

3 Addiction what makes teens obsessed with social media? 77

4 Danger are sexual predators lurking everywhere? 100

5 Bullying is social media amplifying meanness and cruelty? 128

6 Inequality can social media resolve social divisions? 153

7 Literacy are today's youth digital natives? 176

8 Searching for a public of their own 199

Appendix: teen demographics 215

Notes 221

Bibliography 245

Acknowledgments 267

Index 273

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It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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BLUEFISH99 More than 1 year ago
This book is about social lives of networked teens, social media and how it affects them on a daily basis, its seems fashion, smart phones are all the rage at the moment, only phones are not being used for text messaging and calling but now for sending out photos  and videos, sharing with friends all over the internet and media sites such as Facebook,Twitter, using Apps and Myspace, they say if your not on Myspace you dont exist. It seems teens have an avid fascination with all social media sites, not realising they can be harmful especially if you have had some photos take which you would rather not share. Nowadays teens think they can do anything online without problems ensuing but you only have look at the number of teens who have committed suicide because of internet trolls.