Dear Humane Tech,
I have a book on the way which I hope will be of interest to community members. The Psychology of Social Media is available for pre-order and will be published on April 16 - a short, accessible read for a the interested undergrad/general readership, as part of Routledge’s ‘The Psychology of Everything’ series.
What’s my book about? I’ve attached a flyer (with discount code ) but here’s the blurb:
Are we really being ourselves on social media? Can we benefit from connecting with people we barely know online? Why do some people overshare on social networking sites?
The Psychology of Social Media explores how so much of our everyday lives is played out online, and how this can impact our identity, wellbeing, and relationships. It looks at how our online profiles, connections, status updates, and sharing of photographs can be a way to express ourselves and form connections, but also highlights the pitfalls of social media including privacy issues.
From FOMO to fraping, and from subtweeting to selfies, The Psychology of Social Media shows how social media has developed a whole new world of communication, and for better or worse is likely to continue to be an essential part of how we understand our selves.
Furthermore, if you work at an educational institution, you can request an inspection copy for use in teaching here https://www.routledge.com/resources/compcopy/9781138047754
Thank you for your time,
Ciarán Mc Mahon
PS anyone in Dublin on May 8th, do join us for a glass of wine at the launch! thepsychologyofsocialmedia.eventbrite.com