- Identifies the undercurrents present in social networks and explores how these influence everyday life- Provides insight into how the digital presence insidiously encroaches on offline aspects of a user's life- Examines the idea of becoming 'digitally dead' by discussing the often taboo subject of virtual and non-virtual suicide in the context of social networks
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About the author
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Name/age/education/status update: creating a digital presence
Chapter 3: All a twitter: celebrities and social networking
Sycophants and imposters
I bet you look good on the dancefloor.
Chapter 4: Putting the social in social networks
Chapter 5: (Net)Working: online social networks and the New Economy
Working nine to five . what a way to make a living
Chapter 6: You've been poked: bullying, harassment and everyday undercurrents
Did I really need to know that?
Chapter 7: Are we dead yet?
Chapter 8: Conclusion
Dr Angela Thomas-Jones is a part-time academic at Murdoch University, Western Australia and editor of the Popular Culture Collective's community and hub projects. Thomas-Jones' research focuses on different aspects of popular culture such as fashion, body politics, the Internet, creative industries and youth.