Media Use and Well-Being

Status Quo and Open Questions

Authored by: Leonard Reinecke , Mary Beth Oliver

The Routledge Handbook of Media Use and Well-Being

Print publication date:  July  2016
Online publication date:  June  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138886582
eBook ISBN: 9781315714752
Adobe ISBN: 9781317501954


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New and converging media have become an integral part of our daily lives. The Internet and social media in particular have changed the way we communicate and network with family, friends, and acquaintances. Digital games and interactive entertainment have emerged into mainstream media, attracting an ever-growing audience of young and older users alike. Mobile media have extended the scope of traditional mass media, and make information, entertainment, and computer-mediated interpersonal communication available at any time and at any place.

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