Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index.
Keeping in touch -- Social media history -- Facebook -- Instant messaging and microblogging -- Sharing photos -- Connecting to social media -- How information spreads -- The business of social media -- Signing up and starting out -- Keeping it private -- Smart, safe social media -- Social media issues -- Cyberbullying -- Glossary -- Further resources -- Index.
This important book explains how the code behind social media networks connects people around the world. Young readers will learn how networks are built using algorithms, how they communicate using messaging systems, and how privacy settings, IP addresses, and cookies work. The dangers of talking to strangers online are discussed, and readers are encouraged to think about how to participate on social networks safely and responsibly.