[Air-L] Definitions for Social Media Sites

Joshua Braun jabraun at journ.umass.edu
Mon Sep 25 09:27:16 PDT 2017

Hello! I'm sure there'll be lots of great suggestions forthcoming, but
I'd recommend boyd & Ellison's "Social Network Sites: Definition,
History, and Scholarship" as a starting point:



On 09/25/2017 12:23 PM, Hayes, Rebecca M wrote:
> First of all I have found this group to be an amazing resource. So thank you.
> Second, I am a criminologist who researches social media, so I am still learning. That said, I am looking for a good and trusted academic resource for definitions for social media sites. It could be a book, or a website, but I am attempting to provide appropriate definitions for reddit, 4chan, YikYak, etc.
> What is a go-to source for that?
> Thank you in advance!
> Best,
> Becky
> Rebecca Hayes, Ph.D.
> Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work
> Central Michigan University
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Josh Braun, Ph.D.
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University of Massachusetts Amherst

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