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New Media & Society
Volume 20(4), 2018
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CONTENTS
 
Edgerly, Stephanie, Thorson, Kjerstin, Thorson, Esther, Vraga, Emily K, and Bode, Leticia Do parents still model news consumption? Socializing news use among adolescents in a multi-device world. 1263-1281
 
  This study seeks to understand how American youth (aged 12-17 years) learn to consume the news, with specific concern for which devices (television, computer, tablet, and mobile phone) they employ in consuming news 
 
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computer
news
family
persuasion
children
 
 
Eckert, Stine Fighting for recognition: Online abuse of women bloggers in Germany, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. 1282-1302
 
  Women who blog about politics or identify as feminist in Germany, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States face great risks of online abuse 
 
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computer
gender
conflict
social structure
Europe
North America
 
 
Bridges, Lauren E Flexible as freedom? The dynamics of creative industry work and the case study of the editor in publishing. 1303-1319
 
  The creative industries have gained the attention of neoliberal policymakers as providing future economic growth 
 
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technologies
organizational
gender
 
 
Iandoli, Luca, Quinto, Ivana, Spada, Paolo, Klein, Mark, and Calabretta, Raffaele Supporting argumentation in online political debate: Evidence from an experiment of collective deliberation. 1320-1341
 
  In this article, we report the results of an e-democracy experiment in which a group of supporters of a large political party were asked to debate online about ways to reform the electoral law 
 
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technologies
politics and government
democracy
debate
small group roles
 
 
McClune, Caitlin Digital unhu: Mobile connectivity and immaterial labor in Zimbabwean artistic expression. 1342-1359
 
  Through an analysis of two cases of Zimbabwean artistic collaboration and expression, this article proposes the concept "digital unhu" as a useful tool for understanding a Zimbabwean-inflected expression of immaterial labor 
 
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technologies
organizational
interpersonal
cultural studies
Africa
 
 
Olafsson, Kjartan, Green, Lelia, and Staksrud, Elisabeth Is big brother more at risk than little sister? The sibling factor in online risk and opportunity. 1360-1379
 
  This article uses data from the 25,142-child study EU Kids Online to investigate the impact of sibling status on a child's experience of online risk and opportunities 
 
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computer
family
European Union
children
 
 
Fardouly, Jasmine, Willburger, Brydie K, and Vartanian, Lenny R Instagram use and young women's body image concerns and self-objectification: Testing mediational pathways. 1380-1395
 
  This study examined the relationship between Instagram use (overall, as well as specifically viewing fitspiration images) and body image concerns and self-objectification among women between the ages of 18 and 25 from the United States (n = 203) and from Australia (n = 73) 
 
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technologies
nonverbal
visualization
cognition
social structure
Pacific Rim
North America
gender
 
 
Borst, Irma, Moser, Christine, and Ferguson, Julie From friendfunding to crowdfunding: Relevance of relationships, social media, and platform activities to crowdfunding performance. 1396-1414
 
  Crowdfunding involves raising small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet and social networks, to fund a project 
 
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organizational
social structure
persuasion
interpersonal
Europe
 
 
Riles, Julius Matthew, Pilny, Andrew,and Tewksbury, David Media fragmentation in the context of bounded social networks: How far can it go? 1415-1432
 
  As researchers took note of the emerging ubiquity of new media, they predicted how digital technologies would facilitate an increasingly fragmented audience 
 
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technologies
interpersonal
social structure
news
 
 
Dencik, Lina, Hintz, Arne, and Carey, Zoe Prediction, pre-emption and limits to dissent: Social media and big data uses for policing protests in the United Kingdom. 1433-1450
 
  Social media and big data uses form part of a broader shift from "reactive" to "proactive" forms of governance in which state bodies engage in analysis to predict, pre-empt and respond in real time to a range of social problems 
 
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technologies
social structure
law
conflict
 
 
Sumner, Erin M, Ruge-Jones, Luisa, and Alcorn, Davis A functional approach to the Facebook Like button: An exploration of meaning, interpersonal functionality, and potential alternative response buttons. 1451-1469
 
  This study employed a functional approach to conceptualize the Facebook Like button as a social cue that allows users to convey various meanings while enacting multiple interpersonal functions 
 
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technologies
social structure
interpersonal
 
 
Didziokaite, Gabija, Saukko, Paula, and Greiffenhagen, Christian The mundane experience of everyday calorie trackers: Beyond the metaphor of Quantified Self. 1470-1487
 
  In this article, we build on the work of Ruckenstein and Pantzar, who have demonstrated how our understanding of self-tracking has been influenced by the metaphor of the Quantified Self (QS) 
 
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technologies
cognition
health
metaphor
 
 
Hanusch, Folker Political journalists' corporate and personal identities on Twitter profile pages: A comparative analysis in four Westminster democracies. 1488-1505
 
  The practice for journalists to present an identity and brand the self on social media has become common across many newsrooms, yet its practice is still poorly understood 
 
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technologies
print journalism
social structure
Pacific Rim
North America
Europe
cognition
 
 
Udupa, Sahana Gaali cultures: The politics of abusive exchange on social media. 1506-1522
 
  On the rapidly expanding social media in India, online users are witness to a routine exchange of abusive terms and accusations with choicest swearwords hurled even for the seemingly non-inflammatory political debates 
 
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technologies
Indian Subcontinent
conflict
social structure
politics and government
 
 
Kelm, Ole, and Dohle, Marco Information, communication and political consumerism: How (online) information and (online) communication influence boycotts and buycotts. 1523-1542
 
  The development and diffusion of digital media is one frequently mentioned factor to explain the popularity of political consumerism; yet, to what extent (online) information and (online) communication activities influence the intensity of political consumerism has rarely been investigated 
 
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computer
politics and government
persuasion
Europe
 
 
Asenbaum, Hans Cyborg activism: Exploring the reconfigurations of democratic subjectivity in Anonymous. 1543-1563
 
  This article develops the concept of cyborg activism as novel configuration of democratic subjectivity in the Information Age by exploring the online collectivity Anonymous as a prototype 
 
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technologies
democracy
social structure
politics and government
 
 
Ruppel, Erin K, Burke, Tricia J, and Cherney, Maura R Channel complementarity and multiplexity in long-distance friends' patterns of communication technology use. 1564-1579
 
  Understanding how people use communication technologies (CTs) in close relationships requires examining interdependencies in or patterns of CT use in those relationships 
 
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technologies
interpersonal
theory
 
 
Goulden, Murray, Tolmie, Peter, Mortier, Richard, Lodge, Tom, Pietilainen, Anna-Kaisa, and Teixeira, Renata Living with interpersonal data: Observability and accountability in the age of pervasive ICT. 1580-1599
 
  The Internet of Things, alongside existing mobile digital technologies, heralds a world in which pervasive sensing constantly captures data about us 
 
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technologies
interpersonal
privacy
 
 
Nielsen, Rasmus Kleis, and Ganter, Sarah Anne Dealing with digital intermediaries: A case study of the relations between publishers and platforms. 1600-1617
 
  The rise of digital intermediaries such as search engines and social media is profoundly changing our media environment 
 
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technologies
social structure
print journalism
news
organizational
 
 
Rochadiat, Annisa MP, Tong, Stephanie Tom, and Novak, Julie M Online dating and courtship among Muslim American women: Negotiating technology, religious identity, and culture. 1618-1639
 
  This research examines how online dating technology affects the experience of mate selection and courtship among Muslim American women 
 
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computer
marriage and intimacy
religion
cultural studies
 
 
Greene, Daniel, and Shilton, Katie Platform privacies: Governance, collaboration, and the different meanings of "privacy" in iOS and Android development. 1640-1657
 
  Mobile application design can have a tremendous impact on consumer privacy 
 
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technologies
privacy
 
 
Koenig, Abby, and McLaughlin, Bryan Change is an emotional state of mind: Behavioral responses to online petitions. 1658-1675
 
  Scholars are increasingly concerned about the rising level of negativity in social media sites 
 
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computer
conflict
social structure
interpersonal
emotion