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Author Duplantier, Aaron, author.

Title Authenticity and how we fake it : belief and subjectivity in reality TV, Facebook and YouTube / Aaron Duplantier.

Publication Info. Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2016]

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Description 1 online resource (185 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. If Only Reality TV Were Not Real: Advertising, Ordinary People and Savvy Consumption -- 2. Ontologies of Facebook: Catfish and the Magical Thinking of Consumers -- 3. How YouTube Subjectivizes: Vlogging, Hauls and Creative Consumption -- Conclusion: Beyond Reality TV, Facebook and YouTube.
Summary "Consumers today are invested in reality-based media, such as reality television and social media, which in theory draw content from somewhere off-screen in our lived experience. This is seen as more 'authentic' than the predominantly fictional media of the latter half of the 20th century. Yet much of reality TV and social media is known by both consumers and creators of content to be scripted or contrived. Addressing this problem deepens consumer engagement, as authenticity becomes a preoccupation driving the extension of a new media ethic of truth and savvy. This dynamic is key to understanding consumers' changing attitudes about the media they value. Reality TV, Facebook and YouTube have created a paradigm shift in the media landscape. Analyzing these three established platforms--all of which have a stake in the conversation about authenticity--this book sheds light on the complicated behaviors and choices of media consumers"--Provided by publisher.
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Subject Authenticity (Philosophy) in mass media.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Duplantier, Aaron. Authenticity and how we fake it. Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2016] 0786498498 (OCoLC)947925908
ISBN 9781476625232 (electronic book)
1476625239 (electronic book)
9780786498499 (paperback)
0786498498 (paperback)