An Xiao reviewed The Social Media Reader on Hyperallergic, writing:
Enter the The Social Media Reader, a new book from NYU Press edited and put together by artist and professor Michael Mandiberg. Mandiberg, who teaches teaches design and digital media at the College of Staten Island/CUNY and whose projects have influenced a number of new media and social media projects, was hoping to fill a void in social media literature. The book makes for excellent reading and includes the work of famous essayists like Tim Oâ€™Reillyâ€™s What Is Web 2.0, Lawrence Lessigâ€™s look at remix culture and the law, Chris Andersonâ€™s The Long Tail and Clay Shirkyâ€™s Gin, Television and Social Surplus. My favorite is a new piece from danah boyd, who reflects on the always-on lifestyle afforded by new media and social media.
Read the full review here.