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Digital Communications: From E-mail to the Cyber Community

Mitra, Ananda

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ISBN 10: 0816067848 / ISBN 13: 9780816067848
Published by Chelsea House Pub, New York, 2010
Condition: Fine Like New Hardcover
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Title: Digital Communications: From E-mail to the ...

Publisher: Chelsea House Pub, New York

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine Like New

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Edition: First Edition.

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Between September 2006 and May 2007, the online networking site Facebook doubled its number of visitors to 26 million. Today, it has more than 300 million active users worldwide. Though Facebook is just one tool people use to connect with each other, the myriad of other Web sites such as MySpace and the estimated 2 billion cellphones in use worldwide mean that more people than ever are using digital communication. Digital Communications: From E-mail to the Cyber Community looks at the digital tools used during interpersonal communication, such as cell phones, electronic mail, chat rooms, and social networking Web sites and how personal Web logs (blogs) and personally produced audio programs (podcasts) can serve to relay messages to the masses. This engaging volume also reveals the dangers of digital communication among people with bad intentions (i.e. spam and scams) and takes a look at future trends in digital communication and the effects of these tools on those people who have grown up with this digital communication access.

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Ananda Mitra (Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA) is Chair and Professor in the Department of Communication, Wake Forest University. He received a B.Tech degree from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur and thereafter an M.A. in communication from Wake Forest University North Carolina, USA.

The primary areas of his teaching and research are: relationships between new media technologies and culture; analysis of media and culture in South Asia; research methodology; critical studies; and recreation and leisure research. He has also served as a consultant to private industries, universities, colleges, and local government agencies across the world. His published works include "Television and Popular Culture in India "(1993), "India through the Western Lens "(1999), "Research Methods in Park, Recreation and Leisure Services "(2000) and the "Digital Life "(2010) series that includes six books on various aspects of the contemporary digital world and numerous scholarly articles in various reputed academic journals.

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