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By Mary Cross

Bloggerati, Twitterati: How Blogs and Twitter Are remodeling pop culture explores the continued electronic revolution and examines how it is changing—and will change—the means humans dwell and converse. ranging from the proposition that the web is now the heart of pop culture, the e-book deals descriptions of blogs and Twitter and the web habit they foster. It appears to be like on the demographics of clients and the influence of the net on wisdom, pondering, writing, politics, and journalism.A fundamental concentration is at the means blogs and tweets are starting up conversation to the folks, loose from gatekeepers and sanctioned rhetoric. the opposite facet of the coin is the net hijacking of the scoop and its power for spreading incorrect information and fomenting polarization, themes which are analyzed while the location keeps to adapt. eventually, the booklet gathers predictions from cultural critics concerning the way forward for electronic pop culture and makes a number of predictions of its personal.

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Moreover, in blogs and online news outlets and on television, media are becoming increasingly self-referential, reporting on and talking to each other. News often becomes what another media outlet did or said. And, startlingly, the media are increasingly partisan, taking sides in a way that the Fourth Estate of journalism traditionally abjured. But we’re talking the Fifth Estate online these days. • The Long Tail In his much-cited book The Long Tail, Wired editor Chris Anderson proposed a theory about how business in a digital culture could profit from offering what he called a “long tail” of infinite choice, one that went way beyond the “head” of the beast of popular and trendy items to offer things only a few might want.

Kids her age haven’t been worrying about privacy as their parents do, and the web is full of predatory types. While commercial entities on the web have a vested interest in keeping it safe for their own customers, there are plenty of ways they can’t. Social media sites earn money by letting retailers and corporations have access to the personal information people divulge; bullies are all over the place, targeting their victims; and sweet-talking sickos, masquerading as teens, have lured more than one child to an unhappy ending.

In a 24/7 news cycle moving at Mach 2, the need for speed and the sheer one-upmanship of the competition forces some information into the headlines without proper vetting, as, for example, in the media circus over a Department of Agriculture Popular Culture in a Digital Age╅╅↜27 employee’s otherwise-unremarkable speech in the summer of 2010, which ended up embarrassing the White House. • Politics and the Internet As the 2008 presidential election showed, using social media is a very effective way for a politician to get the message out and mobilize the electorate.

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