- xiii, 229 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- "Stories are shared by millions of people online every day. They post and re-post interactions as they re-tell and respond to large-scale mediated events. These stories are important as they can bring people together, or polarise them in opposing groups. Narratives Online explores this new genre - the shared story - and uses carefully chosen case-studies to illustrate the complex processes of sharing as they are shaped by four international social media contexts: Wikipedia, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Building on discourse analytic research, Ruth Page develops a new framework - 'Mediated Narrative Analysis' - to address the large scale, multimodal nature of online narratives, helping researchers interpret the micro- and macro-level politics that are played out in computer-mediated communication"--Includes bibliographical references (pages 212-226) and index.Introducing shared stories -- Mediated narrative analysis : The toolkit for analysing shared stories -- Stories in Wikipedia articles : Is sharing ever neutral? -- Co-tellership in the context of Wikipedia talk pages -- Shared stories and bonding icons in Facebook community pages -- Collective identities and co-tellership in Facebook comments -- Shared stories and social television practices in Twitter -- Co-tellership in retweets -- Citizen journalism and shared stories in YouTube -- Creative sharing and laughter in YouTube comments -- Shared stories revisited.