SNS, LBS, Apps and Adverts

  • Tim Dwyer
Part of the Palgrave Global Media Policy and Business book series (GMPB)


This chapter critically reflects on the way in which hugely popular social network media platforms around the globe including Facebook, Twitter, Weibo, QQ, Cyworld, Mixi, VK, targeted advertising and locative media apps have become ground zero for new media privacy. The near ubiquitous use of mobile devices has spread social media networking as an activity that everyone can be involved in, from virtually any location, assuming the user has an Internet connection.


Social Medium Personal Information Personal Data Online Community Social Networking Service 
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Further reading

  1. Fuchs, C. (2014) Social Media: A Critical Introduction. London: Sage.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. De Souza e Silva, A. and Gordon, E. (2011) Net Locality: Why Location Matters in a Networked World. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.Google Scholar
  3. Langlois, G. and Elmer, G. (2013) ‘The Research Politics of Social Media Platforms’, Vol. 14. Culture Machine. Available at:
  4. Langlois, G. (2014) Meaning in the Age of Social Media. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Van Dijck, J. (2013) The Culture of Connectivity. A Critical History of Social Media. Oxford and New York: Routledge.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Tim Dwyer 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tim Dwyer
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  1. 1.University of SydneyAustralia

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