Review: Status Update: Celebrity, Publicity, and Branding in the Social Media Age

Status Update: Celebrity, Publicity, and Branding in the Social Media Age Status Update: Celebrity, Publicity, and Branding in the Social Media Age by Alice E. Marwick
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Alice Marwick provides an insightful and fascinating look at understanding social media, culture, and class identity in this book. Through her text, it's quickly evident that though social media presents itself as this utopian world of access and connection, there are many misrepresentations and much gesturing that more than creates a distorted view of what social media is and how we use it. These questions of access, presence, and celebritism create different outcomes and rather than diminishing class boundaries, often reinforces them. It's an essential text for people looking to understand social media either in general or for professional and personal use.

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