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Media, Popular Culture, and Communication Rights Research Guide: Social Media & Digital Society

Research strategies and resources on media, popular culture, journalism, copyright, digital society, and related topics.

Social Media and Digital Society

What's Here

Scholars from various fields are investigating the development of digital society, from social media to interpersonal relationships to the politics and economics of online communication.

See also: Video Games & Online Worlds


Selected Subject Headings and Keywords for Searching Orbis


The subjects below are far from exhaustive, but should give you ideas on how to find additional headings by adding, for example, "Political aspects" or a country name at the end the main heading.  And of course you can always browse down a list of subheadings.

The Media and Their Usage


Social Aspects

Interpersonal and Personal Aspects

Selected Online Resources

Electronic Frontier Foundation

EFF defends against attacks on free speech, privacy, innovation, and consumer rights in the online world.

First Monday

One of the first peer-reviewed journals on the Internet, solely devoted to the Internet and the Global Information Infrastructure. Articles follow the political and regulatory regimes affecting the Internet, and examine the use of the Internet by analyzing economic, technical, and social factors. It appears on the first Monday of each month. You can request notification when each issue appears.

Technology & Social Change Group

A center at the University of Washington Information School that explores the design, use, and effects of information and communication technologies in communities facing social and economic challenges.

Librarian for Literature in English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics

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