This book interrogates the thin ideal in pro-anorexia online spaces and the way in which it operates on a continuum with everyday discourses around thinness. Since their inception in the late twentieth century, pro-anorexia online spaces have courted controversy: they have been vilified by the media and deleted by Internet moderators. This book explores the phenomenon during its tipping point where it migrated from websites and discussion forums to image-centric social media platforms - all the while seeking to circumvent censorship by, for instance, repudiating 'pro-ana' or adopting hashtags to obfuscate content. The author argues that instead of being driven further underground, 'pro-ana' is blurring the boundaries between normative and deviant conceptions of thinness. Situating the phenomenon in relation to accepted constructions of thinness, promulgated by establishments as far ranging as medicine and women's magazines, this book asks if 'pro-ana' holds the potential to critique that which has long been considered normal: the culture of compulsory thinness. Engaging with debates including the current climate of postfeminism and neoliberalism, digital censorship, the pre-eminence of white, middle-class, heterofemininity, and the articulation of pain in realising the thin ideal, Negotiating Thinness Online examines what happens when the margins and the mainstream merge.
Ideas for leaders to engage directly with customers to shape their brand and marketplace success... Since its debut E-commerce has been centered on the transaction, which represents less than one percent of the time we spend online. Now, we are entering the era of Pre-Commerce where customers make their own decision to buy or support a brand before the transaction. Pre-Commerce explains how the exploding use of social media channels has fundamentally changed the way customers go about making their purchasing decisions, how they educate themselves and why they choose to support certain brands above others. It shows what executives must do to re-create the way their companies interact with and learn from their customers, employees and competitors. It includes exclusive interviews and anecdotes Pearson has conducted or experienced with numerous influential C-suite executives during his time as leader of Dells global social media team and as a consultant to Fortune 1000 companies, worldwide. Offers a step-by-step process for leaders to apply this knowledge to begin transforming their companies, right now Begins with a foreword from Mark Addicks, Chief Marketing Officer, General Mills Over 25 Fortune 500 executives interviewed, including special side-bar interviews with Michael Dell and Marc Benioff Explores the concept of "Pre-commerce" - the customer's decision making happens well before a transaction takes place and continues after the transaction, representing 99% of time spent online, often outside a company's reach today Shows how to build internal employee networks and how to take your first and most important steps to integrate social media throughout your company Pearson reveals that the best ideas are often free and the technology needed is rarely a cost-issue. Instead, it's a matter of the top executive deciding to adopt a new way of engaging directly with its customers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Allen Nelson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001968/bk_acx0_001968_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Penguin Audio presents Eve of Man by Giovanna and Tom Fletcher, read by Charlotte Ritchie and Josh Dylan. Against all odds, she survived. The first girl born in 50 years. They called her Eve....Described by Tom and Giovanna as an unconventional love story set in a dystopian future, Eve of Man is the tale of what happens when you turn 16 and realise you're the most important person in the world. Do you embrace your fate - or do you run from it?Visit Tom and Giovanna's social media channels to watch the trailer, and don't forget to check back here for more information in the coming weeks. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charlotte Ritchie, Josh Dylan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/001618/bk_pauk_001618_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
China - Superpower or basket case? You decide!A wide-eyed expat is detained by Beijing cops and told to sign a false confession. Will he make it out of China alive?Dueling the Dragon is a great adventure story, but this one, here narrated by the author, just happens to be true!With a journalist's eye and lively wit, LeRoy exposes the deep levels of corruption tearing at China's social fabric. You will learn of college students sold into slavery, media suppression of pollution reports, and persecution of a broadcaster just trying to do his job!Yet there is delight amid the despair, reverie amid the revulsion, as LeRoy encounters China's "raven-haired beauties". You'll laugh away the tears with this riveting memoir! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Abdiel LeRoy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/142632/bk_acx0_142632_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mommy blogs are great...unless the blog happens to belong to your mom. Twin sisters Claire and Poppy are accidental social media stars thanks to Mom going viral when they were babies. Now, as teens, they're expected to contribute by building their own brand. Attending a NY fashion week and receiving fan mail is a blast. Fending off internet trolls and would-be kidnappers? Not so much. Poppy embraces it. Claire hates it. Will anybody accept her as "just Claire"? And what should Claire do about Mom's old journals? The handwritten entries definitely don't sound like Mom's perfect blog persona. Worse, one of them divulges a secret that leaves Claire wondering what else in her life might be nothing but a sham.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katie Schorr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/051552/bk_adbl_051552_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Find out what happens when the elf in charge of labeling humans naughty or nice tries to save his job at the expense of a family that's forgotten the meaning of Christmas.An Audiofile Magazine Earphones Award winner!Back to Christmas is a story listeners of any age can enjoy, and one parents will love listening to with their children and grandchildren. Join 12-year-old Amanda Krumwerth and her family, who spend more time with their electronics and social media than they do with each other, and Marmel, Santa's head labeling elf, who wants to make sure the Krumwerths never get off the naughty list, to see if they can all find their way back to Christmas, with the help of flying penguins, Santa's younger brother, and an aging heavy metal rock star. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Vance. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072100/bk_acx0_072100_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to Paradise Valley, where the locals thrive on the rural landscape, the quirky Oregonian living, and the history of the lesbian commune that founded it. Mixing small-town attitudes with lesbian dating? Sounds like another day in Paradise Valley. Hollywood B-list actress Fleur Rosé desperately needs a break from her hectic schedule. When she sees her chance to make a break for it, she drives as far as Paradise Valley, with the media (and her manager) hot on her heels.Cue Jalen Stonehill, stage right. One of the county’s busiest plumbers happens to be in the right place at the right time when she crosses Fleur’s path. Jalen gets sucked right into her glitzy world of tabloid fodder and social media wannabes. All Jalen wanted was a hot dog for lunch. Instead, she gets a famous girlfriend!Paradise Valley is about to get its first real whiff of fame when Hollywood shows up at their doorstep, ready to explain Fleur’s presence in their very gay town. It's a good thing her manager has a story ready. All they need is Jalen’s cooperation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shoshannah Kramer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/157600/bk_acx0_157600_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the creator of hit TV series Can't Cope/Won't Cope. As a child, being in new places made Stefanie Preissner ill, which was why her family holidayed in the same apartment on the same island off the Spanish coast for nine years in a row. And why, at Christmas, she wrote lengthy letters to Santa (note: letters, plural) begging him not to bring any surprises. She hated change. Of all descriptions. But change happens, no matter what we do. Here, in her first audiobook, Stefanie looks at the ways in which her life has changed. From birthdays, to friendships, to Christmas homecomings, to social media (she's more JOMO than FOMO), to the importance of asking WWNSD? (What Would Nicole Scherzinger Do?) when faced with big decisions, to the changes you can't prevent, like when someone breaks up with you, Why Can't Everything Just Stay the Same? is the hilarious and honest account of one woman's journey through the biggest change of all: adulthood. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stefanie Preissner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/001264/bk_hodd_001264_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Matthew Milles-Lade, a rich kid whose trust fund is suddenly in question, and Margo Valentine Melon, a writer whose career fizzled before it sparked, are two 20-something strangers stuck living at home, trying to figure out their lives. When they each come across a real estate listing for a palatial (and significantly underpriced) guest house in one of LA's toniest neighborhoods, their lives get turned upside down. What happens next has them racing to catch the truth before it catches them. Unverified has all the magic and making of the rom-coms you love, set in the world of social media stardom and online fame, with just enough real-world stakes to make it a pause resister you won't be able to stop listening to. "A romantic page turner that will have you laughing out loud. Don't hesitate with this one!" (Jenni Pulos, star of Bravo's Flipping Out) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kristin Giese. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/166127/bk_acx0_166127_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.