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Social media and related books

November 13, 2009

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Received: Wed, 11 Nov 2009 06:33:38 PM GMT
From: “Ronald E. Rice”
Subject: [Air-L] social media and related books
University of California, Santa Barbara
Communication 116, Internet and Society
Ronald E. Rice

Following up on some recent posts, here are some books, both specific to social media, and also to more general Internet issues.

Aspray, William and Paul E. Ceruzzi (Eds.). (2008). The Internet and American Business. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

Banks, M A. (2007). Blogging Heroes: Interviews with 30 of the World’s Top Bloggers. Wiley.

Battelle, J. (2006). The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture. Portfolio press.

Beal, A. & Strauss, J. (2008). Radically Transparent: Monitoring and Managing Reputations Online. Indianapolis: Wiley Publishing (under the Sybex imprint).

Benkler, Yochai. (2007). The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Bruns, A. (2008) Blogs, Wikipedia, Second Life, and Beyond: From Production to Produsage (Digital Formations). Peter Lang.

Carr, N. (2008). The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google. Norton.

Castells, Manuel, Mireia Fernandez-Ardevol, Jack Linchuan Qiu, and Araba Sey. (2006). Mobile Communication and Society: A Global Perspective. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press

Castells, Manuel. (2009). Communication Power. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.

Gilmore, D. We the Media (impact on news, journalism, info dissemination)

Goldsmith, J. & Wu, T. 2006. Who controls the Intenet-Illusions of a borderless world. Oxford University Press.

Gomez, J. (2007). Print Is Dead: Books in our Digital Age. Palgrave Macmillan.

Graff, G. M. (2007). The First Campaign: Globalization, the Web, and the Race for the White House. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Hauben, Michael and Ronda Hauben. (1997). Netizens: On the History and Impact of Usenet and the Internet. Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Computer Society Press.

Ito, Mizuko, Sonja Baumer, Matteo Bittanti, danah boyd, Rachel Cody, Becky Herr, Heather A. Horst, Patricia G. Lange, Dilan Mahendran, Katynka Martinez, C.J. Pascoe, Dan Perkel, Laura Robinson, Christo Sims, and Lisa Tripp. (2008). Hanging Out, Messing Around, Geeking Out: Living and Learning with New Media. E-Book.

Katz, J. E. & Rice, R. E. (2002). Social consequences of Internet use: Access, involvement and interaction. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

Kelty, Christopher M. 2008. Two Bits: The Cultural Significance of Free Software. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Kluver, Randolph, Nicholas W. Jankowski, Kirsten M. Foot, and Steven M. Schneider (Eds.). (2007). The Internet and National Elections: A Comparative Study of Web Campaigning. London: Routledge.

Kressel, H., & Lento, T. V. (2007). Competing for the Future: How Digital Innovations are Changing the World. Cambridge University Press.

Lessig, Lawrence. (2008). Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy. Penguin Press HC.

Lister, Martin, Jon Dovey, Seth Giddings, Iain Grant, and Kieran Kelly. (2009). New Media: A Critical Introduction. New York, NY: Routledge.

Lundby, Knut (Ed.). (2009). Mediatization: Concepts, Changes, Consequences. New York, NY: Peter Lang.

Montgomery, K. C. (2007). Generation Digital: Politics, Commerce, and Childhood in the Age of the Internet. The MIT Press.

Morville, P. Ambiant Findability (searching and finding)

Murero, M. & Rice, R. E. (Eds.). (2006). The Internet and health care: Theory, research and practice. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Raymond, Eric. S. (2000). The Cathedral & the Bazaar: Musings on Linux and Open Source by an Accidental Revolutionary. (First presented at the Linux Kongress in 1997). O’Reilly Media.

Rheingold, H. Smart Mobs (collective behavior)

Rheingold, H. (1993). The Virtual Community.

Rice, R. E. & Katz, J. E. (Eds.), (2001). The Internet and health communication: Expectations and experiences. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Ryan, Jenny. (2008). The Virtual Campfire: An Ethnography of Online Social Networking. E-Book.

Shirky, C. (2009). Here comes everybody: The power of organizing without organizations. NY: Penguin Press.

Social Media: 20 free e-books about social media:

Social Media: Research, see:, a bibliography from communication, information science, anthropology, sociology, economics, political science, cultural studies, computer science, etc.
Solove, D. (2007). The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor, and Privacy on the Internet. Yale University Press.

Sunstein, C. Infotopia (Wisdom of Crowds)

Teten, D. & Allen, S. (2006). The Virtual Handshake: Opening Doors and Closing Deals Online. NY: AMACON.

Thomas, Douglas. (2002). Hacker Culture. Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press.

Vedro, S. (2007). Digital Dharma: A User’s Guide to Expanding Consciousness in the Infosphere. Quest Books.

von Hippel, Eric. (1988). The Sources of Innovation. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. Lessig.

von Hippel, Eric. (2005). Democratizing Innovation. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press. The Free and Open books on this list are excellent resourcs:

Weinberg, D. (2008). Everything Is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder. Holt.

Weinberger, C. Everything is Miscellaneous (tagging and knowledge)

Zittrain, Jonathan. (2008). The Future of the Internet: And How to Stop It. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

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