[Air-L] Where the term "social media" comes from?
jhuns at vt.edu
Wed Sep 22 08:00:54 PDT 2010
not christian right as in "the christian right" 'social media' but right as in theology. so you search for 'social media' and theology in google scholar or google books and you are going to see many references to the social media of scriptures, masses, and such. I'm showing around 80. and if you choose other terms than Theology, you'll find more.
On Sep 22, 2010, at 10:33 AM, David Golumbia wrote:
> i'm not seeing the christian right uses of the actual phrase "social media"
> in google scholar, nor any references prior to 2004 that appear genuine.
> there is a reference to *The Social Media Marketing Book* from 2000, but
> just thanks to excellent gscholar metatdata--that book was actually
> published in 2009.
> gnews "social media" search from 1990-present showing no uses prior to 2004:
> gcholar exact phrase "social media" search 1900-2000, with 7000 hits but
> none of them as far as i can tell actually including the phrase "social
> media" unless there is wonky metadata that has miscategorized the book:
> can you give links to some of the earlier references?
> On Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 10:23 AM, jeremy hunsinger <jhuns at vt.edu> wrote:
>> the term social media has been around for ages, at least according to
>> google scholar, which went back to 1997, then before that in
>> theology/liturgy studies to quite far back.... Social media has something
>> apparently to do with some Christian right in its early uses
>> the technological use of the term seems to have really taken off in 2004-5
>> according to
>> social software was coined by ross mayfield i think, though it may have
>> been someone else. one of the founders of the social software alliance
>> that i was part of.... It came before social media by popularity for 2
>> years as per:
>> personally, i tend not to buy into the 'who coined the term' and arguments
>> of origination. In this case... I don't think it is even that important.
>> Jeremy Hunsinger
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>> Center for Digital Discourse and Culture
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