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The Resource Friended at the front : social media in the American war zone, Lisa Ellen Silvestri

Friended at the front : social media in the American war zone, Lisa Ellen Silvestri

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Friended at the front : social media in the American war zone
Title
Friended at the front
Title remainder
social media in the American war zone
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Ellen Silvestri
Title variation
Social media in the American war zone
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For most of us, clicking "like" on social media has become fairly routine. For a Marine, clicking "like" from the battlefield lets his social network know he's alive. This is the first time in the history of modern warfare that US troops have direct, instantaneous connection to civilian life back home. Lisa Ellen Silvestri's Friended at the Front documents the revolutionary change in the way we communicate across fronts. Social media, Silvestri contends, changes what it's like to be at war. Based on in-person interviews and online with the US Marines, Friended at the Front explores the new media habits, attitudes, and behaviors of troops on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan, and some of the complications that emerge in their wake. The book pays particular attention to the way US troops use Facebook and YouTube to narrate their experiences to civilian network members, to each other, and, not least of all, to themselves. After she reviews evolving military guidelines for social media engagement, Silvestri explores specific practices amongst active duty Marines such as posting photos and producing memes. Her interviews, observations, and research reveal how social network sites present both an opportunity to connect with civilians back home, as well as an obligation to do so--one that can become controversial for troops in a war zone. Much like the war on terror itself, the boundaries, expectations, and dangers associated with social media are amorphous and under constant negotiation. Friended at the Front explains how our communication landscape changes what it is like to go to war for individual service members, their loved ones, and for the American public at large."--
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Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Silvestri, Lisa Ellen
Dewey number
355.1/294
Index
index present
LC call number
U766
LC item number
.S58 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
CultureAmerica
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Marines
  • Deployment (Strategy)
  • Social media
  • Marines
  • Marines
  • War and families
  • Kriegführung
  • Social Media
  • USA
  • Militärsociologi
  • Sociala medier
  • Kommunikation
  • Sociala nätverk online
Label
Friended at the front : social media in the American war zone, Lisa Ellen Silvestri
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : New faces of war -- Incongruities across social media and military cultures -- From posting mail to posting status -- Photos from the field -- Marine Corps video memes -- Conclusion : This means war
Control code
ocn910664555
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 239 pages
Isbn
9780700621361
Lccn
2015020375
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o910664555
  • (OCoLC)910664555
Label
Friended at the front : social media in the American war zone, Lisa Ellen Silvestri
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : New faces of war -- Incongruities across social media and military cultures -- From posting mail to posting status -- Photos from the field -- Marine Corps video memes -- Conclusion : This means war
Control code
ocn910664555
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 239 pages
Isbn
9780700621361
Lccn
2015020375
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o910664555
  • (OCoLC)910664555

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