Facing Off: Theorizing Over-Sharing and Under-Reading

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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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Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2015, pp. 57-73

Published Online: 15 Jan 2015

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