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Location-Based Social Media / Leighton Evans, Michael Saker

Palgrave Macmillan, Volume: Cham, Issue: 1

Swansea University Author: Leighton Evans

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DOI (Published version): 10.1007/978-3-319-49472-2

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This book extends current understandings of the effects of using locative social media on spatiality, the experience of time and identity. This is a pertinent and timely topic given the increase in opportunities people now have to explicitly and implicitly share their location through digital and mo...

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Published in: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 978-3-319-49471-5 978-3-319-49472-2
Published: Cham Palgrave Macmillan 2017
Online Access: http://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9783319494715
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa37688
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Abstract: This book extends current understandings of the effects of using locative social media on spatiality, the experience of time and identity. This is a pertinent and timely topic given the increase in opportunities people now have to explicitly and implicitly share their location through digital and mobile technologies. There is a growing body of research on locative media, much of this literature has concentrated on spatial issues. Research here has explored how locative media and location-based social media (LBSN) are used to communicate and coordinate social interactions in public space, affecting how people approach their surroundings, turning ordinary life “into a game”, and altering how mobile media is involved in understanding the world. This book offers a critical analysis of the effect of usage of locative social media on identity through an engagement with the current literature on spatiality, a novel critical investigation of the temporal effects of LBSN use and a view of identity as influenced by the spatio-temporal effects of interacting with place through LBSN. Drawing on phenomenology, post-phenomenology and critical theory on social and locative media, alongside established sociological frameworks for approaching spatiality and the city, it presents a comprehensive account of the effects of LBSN and locative media use.
Keywords: Psychology, personality, regional studies, culture, communication, Foursquare, identity, time, space, digital humanities, social media, self, social science, media studies. locative social media, technologies, social interactions, public space.
College: College of Arts and Humanities
Issue: 1