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Title Filling the void [electronic resource] : social media and the continuation of capitalism / Marcus Gilroy-Ware.
Author Gilroy-Ware, Marcus.
Publication [Place of publication not identified] : Repeater, 2017.
Description 1 online resource.
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Summary Filling The Void is a book about how the cultures and psychology of social media use fit within a broader landscape of life under capitalism. It argues that social media use is often a psychological response to the need for pleasure and comfort that results from the stresses of life under postmodern capitalism, rather than being a driver of new behaviours as newer technologies are often said to be. Both the explosive growth of social media and the corresponding reconfiguration of the web from an information-based platform into an entertainment-based one are far more easily explained in terms of the subjective psychological experience of their users as capitalist subjects seeking 'depressive hedonia,' the book argues. Filling the Void also interrogates the role of social media networks, designed for private commercial gain, as part of a de-facto public sphere. Both the decreasing subjective importance of factual media and the ways in which the content of the timeline are quietly manipulated'often using labour in the developing world and secret algorithms'have potentially serious implications for the capacity of social media users to query or challenge the seeming reality offered by the established hegemonic order.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Note Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed April 24, 2017).
Subject POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Media & Internet.
Genre Electronic books.
Subject Social media -- Economic aspects.
Social media -- Political aspects.
Civilization -- Political aspects.
Consumption (Economics)
Press and politics.
Communication in politics.
Addl. Author Recorded Books, Inc.
OverDrive, Inc.
Related To Print version: Gilroy-Ware, Marcus Filling the Void : Emotion, Capitalism and Social Media London : Watkins Media Ltd,c2017 9781910924945
ISBN 9781910924853 (electronic bk.)

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