Opinions Throughout History: Social Media

Editor/Author Issitt, Micah L.
Publication Year: 2019
Publisher: Grey House Publishing

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-64265-064-8
Category: Social Sciences - Contemporary Issues & Controversies
Image Count: 163
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

As a resource for exploring the influences on American values, Opinions Throughout History: Social Media Issues provides an essential and an accessible commentary on the ways in which advances in communication technologies and practices have shaped American opinion and history.

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Table of Contents

    • Publisher's Note
    • Introduction
    • Historical Timeline
    • The Importance of Social Connection
    • 1. The Telephone Revolution: Making Messages Immediate and Personal (1876-1979)
    • 2. Radio Brings the World Closer to Home: Is Everybody Happy About It? (1900-Present)
    • 3. Propaganda and the Public Welfare: Radio Goes to War (1900-Present)
    • 4. Getting to Know People From a Distance: Television and Transparency (1930s-2000s)
    • 5. Changing the Face of American Politics: Elections Are Not Just about Issues Anymore (1950s-Present)
    • 6. Media in the Public Trust: Corporate Responsibility and Government Regulation (1960s-Present)
    • 7. Mass Media and Family Life: The TV Family, Onscreen and Off (1970s-Present)
    • 8. Mass Media's Effect on Literacy: Reading, Writing, and the Emergence of “Media Literacy” (1990s-Present)
    • Social Media's Early Promise
    • 9. The Instant Messaging Revolution: Filling the Digital Written Communication Gap (1960s-Present)
    • 10. Bulletin Boards as Online Forums: The First Social Networks (1970s-Present)
    • 11. Dating Online: Breaking Barriers and Reinforcing Stereotypes (1960s-Present)
    • 12. How Social Media Is Changing the Publishing Industry: Blogs into Books (1990s-Present)
    • 13. Video Goes Viral: The Pros and Cons of Making Visual Connections (2000s-Present)
    • 14. The Creation of Communities: Why People Join Social Networking Sites (1990s-Present)
    • 15. Buying Into Social Media: Where's the Reluctance? (2010s-Present)
    • 16. Learning Online: How Social Media Is Shaping Today's Education System (2010s-Present)
    • Social Media Challenges Personal & Political Boundaries
    • 17. Communities and Social Segmentation: Bubbles and Echo Chambers (2010s-Present)
    • 18. The New Approach to Job Search: Is It Fair? (2010s-Present)
    • 19. You're Not Alone Anymore: Privacy in the Digital Age (2010s-Present)
    • 20. The Growth—and Danger—of Fake News: The Disinformation Deluge (2010s-Present)
    • 21. Nowhere to Hide: Bots and Cookies (2010s-Present)
    • 22. Voters and Social Media: The Implications for Democracy (2010s-Present)
    • The Challenges Escalate
    • 23. Cybersecurity: Individual and National Risks (2010s-Present)
    • 24. Social Media's Impact on Wellness: A Question of Balance (2010s-Present)
    • 25. The Emergence of Anger: Hate Speech (2010s-Present)
    • 26. Social Media and Family: Dividing or Uniting? (2010s-Present)
    • 27. Social Media's Influence on the Economy: What Works? (2010s-Present)
    • 28. Pros and Cons of Media Regulation: A Privacy Bill of Rights? (2010s-Present)
    • 29. How Americans View Social Media: An Evolving Story (2010s-Present)
    • 30. Conclusion: The Future of the Fifth State
    • Appendixes
    • Primary & Secondary Sources
    • Glossary
    • Historical Snapshots
    • Bibliography
    • About the Author