Digital Sociology

Digital Sociology

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qNew digital media technologies have had a profound influence on everyday life and social relations for many people in developed societies, and increasingly in developing societies. Preschools and child-care centres are now starting to advertise that they offer tablet computers as part of their facilities. At the other end of the lifespan, Wiis are used to support mobility for the residents of aged care facilities and social media and self-tracking devices are being introduced to older people to assist them in living independently. Digital technologies are also increasingly used for political purposes, including social activism, as well for criminal activities. Digital sociology provides a means by which the impact, development and use of these technologies and their incorporation into social worlds and concepts of selfhood may be investigated, analysed and understoodq--Facebook announced in November 2013 that the site was seeing a decrease in the number of teenagers using it daily.Young people are beginning to use mobile phone messaging apps such as WhatsApp, Pinger and WeChat as alternativesanbsp;...

Title:Digital Sociology
Author:Deborah Lupton
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-11-05


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