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Author Crawford, Hal, author

Title All your friends like this : how social networks took over news / Hal Crawford, Andrew Hunter & Domagoj Filipovic
Published Sydney : HarperCollins, 2015
Sydney, NSW : HarperCollinsPublishers, 2015


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 MELB  302.30285 Cra/Ayf  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 287 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 21 cm
regular print
Contents Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Why Sharing is Important -- ch. 2 The Birth of Share Wars -- ch. 3 The Engine that Share Wars Built -- ch. 4 On the Hunt -- ch. 5 When Sharing is Not Sharing -- ch. 6 The Hard Men of The Wiggles -- ch. 7 The Reverse -- ch. 8 The Hoaxers -- ch. 9 Arminland
Summary 'All your friends like this' is a topical, punchy and provocative look at how social networks are taking over the news. How do you get your news? Chances are not from a newspaper or the TV - that's so old-school. If you're anything like the rest of us, you get it from Facebook or Twitter. The great power shift from traditional media to social networks is happening right now. This boom means that, for millions of us, our first exposure to information about the world comes from our friends, not news media. But social networks don't do news the old-fashioned way. Because we share stories that make us look good, inspire us and fire us up, the tone and flavour of the news-making process is irrevocably altered. What does this mean for media? For journalists? The audience? Are we better off or worse off because of it? Highly topical, provocative and totally absorbing, 'All your friends like this' does for the media what 'Freakonomics' did for economics. If you're interested in the news, in what we read and why we read it then this game-changing book is essential
Analysis Australian
Notes Scheduled to be published September 2015
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 287)
Audience Tertiary/Undergraduate, General
Subject Broadcast journalism -- Forecasting.
Citizen journalism -- Australia.
Digital media -- Social aspects.
Information technology -- Social aspects.
Mass media -- Audiences.
Mass media -- Social aspects.
Online journalism -- Australia.
Online social networks -- Social aspects.
Online social networks -- Australia.
Online social networks.
Author Filipovic, Domagoj, author
Hunter, Andrew (Digital media editor), author
ISBN 9781460750681 (paperback)