Public Interest and Private Rights in Social Media

Edited by

  • Cornelis Reiman, Reiman and Co., Australia

Social media has an increasing role in the public and private world. This raises socio-political and legal issues in the corporate and academic spheres.

Public Interest and Private Rights in Social Media provides insight into the use, impact and future of social media. The contributors provide guidance on social media and society, particularly the use of social media in the corporate sector and academia, the rising influence of social media in public and political opinion making, and the legal implications of social media. The Editor brings together unusual perspectives on the use of social media, both in developed and developing countries.

This title consists of twelve chapters, each covering a salient topic, including: social media in the context of global media; the First Amendment and online calls for action; social media and the rule of law; social networks and the self; social media strategy in the public sector; social media in humanitarian work; social media as a tool in business education; social media and the ├ó┬Ç┬ścontinuum of transparency├ó┬Ç┬Ö; business and social media; making a difference to customer service with social media; social analytics data and platforms; and altruism as a valuable dimension of the digital age.
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Technical and non-technical managers and executives in corporate, government ,and non-government organizations


Book information

  • Published: September 2012
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-84334-693-7


Offers many ideas and suggestions that we will find very useful as we slowly move with the growing band of third sector organisations adopting social media within our communication strategy., VAER - Voluntary Action East Renfrewshire
This volume provides a timely analysis of the relevant issues surrounding social media and provides guidance for governance professionals as the make considered decisions about the best social media approaches for their organisations., Keeping Good Companies, (Journal of Chartered Secretaries Australia)

Table of Contents

Social media growth and global change; Flash rob or protest movement: The First Amendment and regulating online calls to action; World justice - the rule of law around the world; Default metaphysics - social networks and the self; A service-oriented approach to public sector social media strategy; Social media in the humanitarian space; Social media: The new tool in business education; Social media: Does it generate the continuum of transparency in organisations? Social media: Blessing or curse? - a business perspective; Improving the customer experience: How social media can make a difference; The uses and accuracy of social analytics data and platforms; Altruism - a valuable dimension of the digital age.