Alice Marwick is Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies, the Director of the McGannon Communication Research Center, and an academic affiliate at the Center for Law and Information Policy at Fordham University. Her work examines the legal, political, and social implications of popular social media technologies. She is the author of Status Update: Celebrity, Publicity and Branding in the Social Media Age (Yale 2013), an ethnography of the San Francisco tech scene which examines how people seek online status through attention and visibility. She has written for The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, The New Inquiry, Wired and The Guardian as well as many academic publications.

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