Social media

Social media refers to interaction among people in which they create, share, and/or exchange information and ideas in virtual communities and networks.

Social Media and the theories of Distributed Cognition

We see a direct connection between what is going on in social media and many of the communication models that have been described within the Distributed Cognition framework (see, for example on the research by team at UCSD, James Hollan, Edwin Hutchins, and David Kirsch:

http://files.meetup.com/410989/DistributedCognition.pdf

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