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Superconnected: The Internet, Digital Media, and Techno-Social Life

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Published on Oct 1, 2016

Social connectedness is increasingly enabled and mediated by digital technology. This video describes Professor Mary Chayko's research into how social connections and communities are constructed and experienced in a superconnected society. Digital life is real life, she finds, and digitally-enabled connections prompt, rather than deter, face-to-face interaction.

The Superconnected blog, which includes relevant research, updated findings, and podcasts recorded by Chayko to accompany each chapter, is at https://superconnectedblog.com/

For more on Prof. Mary Chayko's research, teaching, and public scholarship, see her website https://marychayko.com/

She can also be found on Twitter @MaryChayko https://twitter.com/MaryChayko

Sample publications:

Chayko, Mary. (2016) Superconnected: The Internet, Digital Media, and Techno-Social Life. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. http://amzn.to/2dz1eOA

Chayko, Mary. “The First Web Theorist? Georg Simmel and the Legacy of ‘The Web of Group-Affiliations’” (2015) Information, Communication and Society http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10...

Chayko, Mary. “Techno-Social Life: The Internet, Digital Technology, and Social Connectedness.” (2014) Sociology Compass. 8:7:976-991 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10...

Chayko, Mary. (2008) Portable Communities: The Social Dynamics of Online and Mobile Connectedness. Albany, NY: SUNY Press http://amzn.to/2cSTdWx

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