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Socialbots and Their Friends - Digital Media and the Automation of Sociality (Electronic book text)
Socialbots and Their Friends - Digital Media and the Automation of Sociality (Electronic book text): Robert Gehl, Maria...
Socialbots and Their Friends - Digital Media and the Automation of Sociality (Electronic book text): Robert Gehl, Maria...

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Socialbots and Their Friends - Digital Media and the Automation of Sociality (Electronic book text)

Robert Gehl, Maria Bakardjieva

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To be released on 04 January 2017. We are not yet accepting orders for this product. If you add it to your wishlist we will let you know when it becomes available.

Many users of the Internet are aware of bots: automated programs that work behind the scenes to come up with search suggestions, check the weather, filter emails, or clean up Wikipedia entries. More recently, a new software robot has been making its presence felt in social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter - the socialbot. However, unlike other bots, socialbots are built to appear human. While a weatherbot will tell you if it's sunny and a spambot will incessantly peddle Viagra, socialbots will ask you questions, have conversations, like your posts, retweet you, and become your friend. All the while, if they're well-programmed, you won't know that you're tweeting and friending with a robot. Who benefits from the use of software robots? Who loses? Does a bot deserve rights? Who pulls the strings of these bots? Who has the right to know what about them? What does it mean to be intelligent? What does it mean to be a friend? Socialbots and Their Friends: Digital Media and the Automation of Sociality is one of the first academic collections to critically consider the socialbot and tackle these pressing questions.

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Imprint: Routledge
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: 4 January 2017
First published: 2017
Editors: Robert Gehl • Maria Bakardjieva
Format: Electronic book text
ISBN-13: 978-1-317-26738-6
Barcode: 9781317267386
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-317-26738-9

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