Private and public writing in a social media environment

How has the division between public and private writing been influenced by the rise of social media?

 

With the increasing use of social media to disseminate private writing, the industry behind public communication of the written word has been decentralized (Anderson, 2009). Social media delivers a platform where subjective private writing takes on mass media like qualities usually reserved for objective material produced for profit and blurs the line between the audience and producer (L├╝ders, 2008) . In this social media environment, readers have become writers (Walker, 2008) and corporations once restricted to mass media messages are able to communicate with their customers in seemingly personal environments (Aziza, 2010).

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