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[ecrea] New Book: The Visual Worlds of Social Network Sites

Mon Apr 23 13:11:11 GMT 2012


New Book: The Visual Worlds of Social Network Sites

The central form of communication on social network sites (sns) is the
communication with and through images. Accordingly, the present volume
highlights images and image-based communication on sns, such as
Facebook, and on nightlife platforms, such as Tilllate.

First, the authors analyze the two central image categories in depth –
profile images and photo albums. What follows is the portrayal of
dramaturgical and staging strategies of the (semi) professional
photography on the nightlife platforms, which leads to an evaluation of
the importance of the international glamour photography as a parameter
of private photographic self-expression.

Other questions that the authors ponder in the volume are: Which
functions and meanings do images have for the communications between
users on social network sites? To what extent could certain design
characteristics in the image-based communication on sns establish
themselves as prototypical staging patterns? Which staging traditions
are followed thereby? Which staging strategies are followed on different
online platforms by the users’ (self) visualizations?

See the book:

Table of contents and introduction:

Best regards

Ulla Autenrieth&  Klaus Neumann-Braun

Ulla Patricia Autenrieth, Dipl. Sozialwiss.

/s/f/m - Seminar für Medienwissenschaft
Universität Basel
Bernoullistrasse 28
CH-4056 Basel

E-Mail:(Ulla.Autenrieth /at/
Tel:      +41 61 2670 880
Fax:	  +41 61 2670 890

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