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The social media pleasure of a riot

Beckett, Charlie (2011) The social media pleasure of a riot. POLIS: journalism and society at the LSE (11 Aug 2011). Website.

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One of the overlooked elements in assessing behaviour is pleasure. Ask people why they use social media, even for quite functional tasks, and it’s clear they enjoy the actual process of typing, swiping, beeping and clicking. Put that together with a dramatic event and social media helps turn enjoyment into excitement. You see it at work (or in play) at sports events, music festivals or even watching Newsnight. And perhaps riots, too.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2011 The Author(s)
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 17 May 2017 10:08
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 18:21

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