From a one-to-one Messaging App to a Global Communication Platform
Fascinating and authoritative. This genuinely international and cosmopolitan study shows the ways that WhatsApp is decisively shaped, especially in the Global South. Gerard Goggin, The University of Sydney With a refreshing personal touch, the authors retrace how a seemingly simple chat app morphed into a global communication and business platform. David B. Nieborg, University of Toronto
Amelia Johns is Senior Lecturer in Digital and Social Media at the University of Technology Sydney. Ariadna Matamoros-Fernndez is Senior Lecturer in Digital Media at Queensland University of Technology. Emma Baulch is Associate Professor of Media and Communication in the School of Arts and Social Sciences at Monash University Malaysia.
Acknowledgements Introduction Chapter One: Why WhatsApp Matters Chapter Two: Platform Biography Chapter Three: Everyday Uses of WhatsApp Chapter Four: WhatsApp Publics: Activism, News, Disorder Chapter Five: WhatsApp Business Model Chapter Six: WhatsApp Futures Notes References Index