Share Better and Stress Less

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Author: Ryan Milner Whitney Phillips

Category: Children's , Teenage & educational

Book Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: MITeen Press

ISBN: 9781529512151

RRP: $19.99

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Two media experts offer a warm, witty and relatable exploration of how information pollution affects our online worlds, empowering young readers to weave safe and inclusive digital networks.
We all know that pollution damages our physical environments – but what about the digital landscape? Touching on everything from goat memes gone wrong to conflict in group chat, to the unexpected side effects of online activism, this lively book helps readers understand how information pollution spreads, and why.

Featuring a hyperconnected cast of teens and their social-media shenanigans, reader-friendly text tackles the thorny topic of internet ethics, while empowering and inspiring young readers to create a safe, stress-free and inclusive digital space.

Whitney Phillips is an assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon, with research interests in political communication, media history and online ethics. She is the author of This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things: Mapping the Relationship Between Online Trolling and Mainstream Culture and the co-author, with Ryan M. Milner, of The Ambivalent Internet: Mischief, Oddity, and Antagonism Online and You Are Here: A Field Guide for Navigating Polarized Speech, Conspiracy Theories, and Our Polluted Media Landscape. A Guide to Navigating Social Media is her first book for young adults.
Ryan M. Milner is an associate professor and department chair of Communication at the College of Charleston. He studies internet culture, including everything from funny GIFs to Twitter debates to large-scale propaganda campaigns. He is the author of The World Made Meme: Public Conversations and Participatory Media and, with Whitney Phillips, The Ambivalent Internet: Mischief, Oddity,and Antagonism Online and You Are Here: A Field Guide for Navigating Polarized Speech, Conspiracy Theories, and Our Polluted Media Landscape. A Guide to Navigating Social Media is his first book for young adults.

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