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The Resource War in 140 characters : how social media is reshaping conflict in the twenty-first century, David Patrikarakos

War in 140 characters : how social media is reshaping conflict in the twenty-first century, David Patrikarakos

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War in 140 characters : how social media is reshaping conflict in the twenty-first century
Title
War in 140 characters
Title remainder
how social media is reshaping conflict in the twenty-first century
Statement of responsibility
David Patrikarakos
Title variation
How social media is reshaping conflict in the twenty-first century
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Journalist David Patrikarakos has reported on war zones from the Congo to Ukraine. Yet, it has become increasingly apparent that simultaneous battles are now being waged on social media platforms-- and this virtual warfare is only gaining in importance, becoming every bit as real and often more significant than the fighting on the ground. The traditional concept of war as a clear, military battle between two identifiable parties is dying, if not already dead. Instead, war is a clash of narratives, and the line between conflict and politics has become so blurred as to be almost indistinguishable. War in 140 Characters explores how social media has expanded the arena of conflict into the virtual world. Using his unprecedented access to key players, Patrikarakos brings the characters that are shaping modern warfare to vivid light. State militaries now employ social media warriors to influence the narrative online; paid Russian trolls flood the internet with tweets to create a sense of 'authentic' support for the annexation of Crimea; ISIL recruits via Skype; private civilians can single-handedly take on the world's major powers using the extraordinary capabilities of open-source social media platforms. Whether you are a president or a terrorist, if you don't understand how to deploy the power of media effectively, you may win the odd battle, but you will lose a twenty-first-century war. War in 140 Characters provides an essential new narrative for modern warfare, exploring how social media has transformed the way that we fight, win, and consume wars, and what that means for the world going forward."--Dust jacket flaps
Summary
A journalist draws on unprecedented access to key players to explain how social media has affected modern warfare, discussing how private civilians or networks of individuals can influence the online narrative and the direction of conflict
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10600572
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DLC
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1977-
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Patrikarakos, David
Dewey number
355.020285/5678
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
U163
LC item number
.P375 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • IS (Organization)
  • Information warfare
  • Social media
  • Propaganda
  • Online social networks
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Ukraine Conflict, 2014-
  • Cyberspace
  • War and society
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
Target audience
adult
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how social media is reshaping conflict in the twenty-first century
Label
War in 140 characters : how social media is reshaping conflict in the twenty-first century, David Patrikarakos
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-283) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The citizen journalist : stories versus guns -- The soldier : the state flounders, and Homo digitalis emerges -- The officer : Militia digitalis takes to the "battlefield" -- The Facebook warrior 1 : the virtual state -- The Facebook warrior 2 : Homo digitalis on the battlefield -- The troll : the Empire strikes back -- The post-modern dictator : adventures in unreality -- The interpreter 1 : from the bedroom to the battlefield -- The interpreter 2 : man versus superpower -- The recruit : friends are close but enemies are closer -- The counterterrorist : Goliath versus a thousand slingshots
Control code
ocn975485831
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 301 pages
Isbn
9780465096145
Lccn
2017022137
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)975485831
Label
War in 140 characters : how social media is reshaping conflict in the twenty-first century, David Patrikarakos
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-283) 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
The citizen journalist : stories versus guns -- The soldier : the state flounders, and Homo digitalis emerges -- The officer : Militia digitalis takes to the "battlefield" -- The Facebook warrior 1 : the virtual state -- The Facebook warrior 2 : Homo digitalis on the battlefield -- The troll : the Empire strikes back -- The post-modern dictator : adventures in unreality -- The interpreter 1 : from the bedroom to the battlefield -- The interpreter 2 : man versus superpower -- The recruit : friends are close but enemies are closer -- The counterterrorist : Goliath versus a thousand slingshots
Control code
ocn975485831
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 301 pages
Isbn
9780465096145
Lccn
2017022137
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)975485831

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