Defining social media: the importance of historical context

Fellows, Jamie (2016) Defining social media: the importance of historical context. Res Judicata: contemporary issues in administrative and public law, 1 (2).

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In working towards a legal definition of social media, it is necessary to have an understanding of its origins and determine forces that have, and continue to propel its predominance throughout the globe. Considering the origins and the evolutionary processes in the creation of social media’s rise to prominence is therefore fundamental when considering the impact of regulation for it is arguable that only when one understands the nature and function that social media serves within society can one gain an understanding of the impact that regulation may have.

Item ID: 42901
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 2206-3145
Keywords: defining social media, law, history of social media
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Res Judicata: Contemporary Issues in Administrative and Public Law is a blog by Jamie Fellows

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