It's complicated : the social lives of networked teens / Danah Boyd.
- ISBN: 9780300166316 (hardcover)
- ISBN: 0300166311 (hardcover)
- ISBN: 9780300199000 (pbk.)
- Description: xi, 281 pages ; 22 cm.
- Publisher: New Haven, Connecticut : Yale University Press, 2014.
- 22 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).
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|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-266) and index.
|Contents Note:|| Identity: why do teens seem strange online? -- Privacy: why do youth share so publicly? -- Addiction: what makes teens obsessed with social media? -- Danger: are sexual predators lurking everywhere? -- Bullying: is social media amplifying meanness and cruelty? -- Inequality: can social media resolve social divisions? -- Literacy: are today's youth digital natives? -- Searching for a public of their own -- Teen demographics.
|Summary:|| In this book the author explores young people's use of social media. What is new about how teenagers communicate through services such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram? Do social media affect the quality of teens' lives? Here the author, a youth culture and technology expert uncovers some of the major myths regarding teens' use of social media. She explores tropes about identity, privacy, safety, danger, and bullying. Ultimately, she argues that society fails young people when paternalism and protectionism hinder teenagers' ability to become informed, thoughtful, and engaged citizens through their online interactions. Yet despite an environment of rampant fear-mongering, she finds that teens often find ways to engage and to develop a sense of identity. Her conclusions are essential reading not only for parents, teachers and others who work with teens, but also for anyone interested in the impact of emerging technologies on society, culture and commerce in years to come. Offering insights gleaned from more than a decade of original fieldwork interviewing teenagers across the United States, she concludes reassuringly that the kids are all right. At the same time, she acknowledges that coming to terms with life in a networked era is not easy or obvious. In a technologically mediated world, life is bound to be complicated. -- Publisher description.
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|Alternate Title:|| It is complicated