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Title chapter: Understanding Mediated Storytelling in Social Networking Sites through Articulation: Actors, Processes and Practices
Author: Sander De Ridder
Keywords: Social Networking Sites, user activity, storytelling
Abstract: Social networking sites (SNSs) confront communication and media studies scholars with significant challenges. Characterised by continuous 'audience activity' of producing 'user-generated-content', the analytical distinction between text, producer and audience is no longer tenable, but thoroughly disrupted.This contribution will focus on what 'people do', offering insights into the social and cultural complexities behind the actual media practices. 'Self-representational digital stories' will be the focal point of this contribution, as this is what 'audiences do' in SNSs.
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