Social Media: How Media Got Social (2022)

Discover where social media came from, how it became integral to our everyday lives, and how that has changed the way we communicate.

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Provided by Curtin University
Taught by Tama Leaver / Gwyneth Peaty
Free
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Overview

Social media and online communication dominate our daily lives in an unprecedented manner. Wireless connectivity, mobile devices and wearable technologies mean that social media is always on, always part of everyday life for billions of people across the world.

While the term 'social media' is barely a decade old, the story of how people started using the internet in a social manner is a much longer and more interesting one. This course willincrease learners' understanding of social media by looking at the ways networked connectivity let users become 'social', how this was amplified with the emergence of the web, and how social media became the default mode of the mobile web we use today.

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