[Air-L] Social Media and Latin America sites, Part I

nativebuddha nativebuddha at gmail.com
Tue Sep 27 19:16:15 PDT 2011

Here's what I received concerning social media and Latin America. Thank you.


Social Media and Latin America

Work with Brazilian indigenous people and the internet (J. Brandão):


Political action:

Rojas, H. & Puig-i-Abril, E. (2009). Mobilizers mobilized: Information,
expression, mobilization and participation in the digital age. Journal of
Computer Mediated Communication, 14 (4), 902-927.

Puig-i-Abril, E. & Rojas, H. (2007). Internet use as an antecedent of
expressive political participation among early Internet adopters in
Colombia. International Journal of Internet Science, 2, 28-44.

Facebook and the young (Delarbre, Raul T.):


General pictures/numbers for Social Media use in Latin America:



Corporate use of social media--


New Media Practices in Brazil:

a.       http://futuresoflearning.org/index.php/P33/

b.      http://ijoc.org/ojs/index.php/ijoc/article/view/699/531

Horst, Heather (2011). “Free, Social, and Inclusive: Appropriation and
Resistance of New Media Technologies in Brazil” International Journal of
Communication, 5, pp. 437-462.

ABSTRACT: This article analyzes how new media are being appropriated within
the Brazilian society. Exploring a range of new media practices—from the use
of social network sites,

microblogging, gaming, music, video production, and digital photography to
youth media

programs, LAN houses, and online communities—this article examines changes
in the

production, consumption, and distribution of new media in Brazil.
Specifically, it explores

different orientations around new media technology as they emerge in
relation to

government policies, (new) media industries and ordinary citizens interested
in social

interaction, entertainment, and information-gathering through new media

I further reveal how three key concepts dominate attitudes and values around

media technologies: free, inclusive, and social. Connecting these values to
theories of

appropriation in the Latin American region, I conclude by exploring how new

practices reflect, produce, and reproduce Brazilian cultural norms among

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