This timely second edition shows how Twitter has evolved and how it is used today. Murthy introduces some of the historical context that gave birth to the platform, while providing up–to–date examples such as the #blacklivesmatter movement, and Donald Trump s use of Twitter in the US election. The chapters on journalism and social movements have been thoroughly updated, and completely new to this edition is a chapter on celebrities and brands.
Seeking to answer challenging questions around the popular medium, the second edition ofTwitter is essential reading for students and scholars of digital media.
Philip N. Howard, Oxford University and author of Castells and the Media "Ten years after being introduced, Twitter has become an integral professional and civic tool. Now Dhiraj Murthy brings an updated version of his methodologically innovative and sociologically deep approach to this transformative social media platform."
Stephen D. Reese, University of Texas at Austin