Social Media: Defining, Developing, and Divining

  title={Social Media: Defining, Developing, and Divining},
  author={Caleb T. Carr and Rebecca A. Hayes},
  journal={Atlantic Journal of Communication},
  pages={46 - 65}
What is a social medium, and how may one moderate, isolate, and influence communicative processes within? Although scholars assume an inherent understanding of social media based on extant technology, there is no commonly accepted definition of what social media are, both functionally and theoretically, within communication studies. Given this lack of understanding, cogent theorizing regarding the uses and effects of social media has been limited. This work first draws on extant definitions of… 
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