Social Media: Global Perspectives, Applications and Benefits and Dangers


Annmarie Bennet (Editor)

Series: Media and Communications – Technologies, Policies and Challenges
BISAC: COM060140

The prevalence of social media avails individual users and organizations with unprecedented access to personal information that was once arduous to gather. Undoubtedly, privacy concerns on social media platforms become critically important as vendors can now potentially have access to a large collection of users’ personal information.

This book discusses the privacy concerns in using social media. It discusses the negative impact social media has on different populations; the use of social media for job placement; the dangers of social media for the psyche; and videos as a form of transmedia storytelling.

(Imprint: Novinka)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – An Instrument for Measuring Social Media Users’ Information Privacy Concerns (pp. 1-22)
Babajide Osatuyi (The University of Texas-Pan American College of Business Administration, Department of Computer Information Systems & Quantitative Methods)

Chapter 2 – Fear or Danger Threat Messaging: The Dark Side of Social Media (pp. 23-38)
Fay Cobb Payton and Cherie Conley (North Carolina State University, NC, USA)

Chapter 3 – The Use of Social Media for Job Placement in Career Centres of Four European Universities: Opportunities and Risks (pp. 39-54)
Ginevra Gravili (University of Salento, Italy, Department of Economics, Ecotekne, via per Monteroni, Lecce)

Chapter 4 – The Dangers of Social Media for the Psyche (pp. 55-88)
Dr. David Brunskill (Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, PUAWAI: Midland Regional Forensic Psychiatric Service, New Zealand)

Chapter 5 – The Matrix Hero on YouTube: Fan Vids As a Form of Transmedia Storytelling (pp. 89-106)
Dorothy Wai-Sim Lau (Academy of Film, Hong Kong Baptist University)


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