Facing Off: Theorizing Over-Sharing and Under-Reading

Tara Brabazon 1 *

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Abstract

This article offers a distinct rendering of Facebook. The social media giant is framed by Harold Innis’s late masterwork, The Bias of Communication. Probing what happens with media for leisure transform into educational media, this article explores how the speed and muddled intimacy of Facebook provide distinct challenges for the development of information literacy and information management in higher education.

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Facebook Bias of Communication Harold Innis space time speed displacement culture

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This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Article Type: Research Article

Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp. 57-73

Published Online: 15 Jan 2015

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