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Prof. Murthy on Growth and Impact of Social Media on MPBN

Story posted August 02, 2011

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Dhiraj Murthy

The explosive growth of social media worldwide comes as no surprise to Bowdoin Assistant Professor of Sociology Dhiraj Murthy, who is one of the leading authorities on the impact and reach of these communications tools.

In an interview with Maine Public Radio (click on the player below), Murthy says much of the growth has been fueled in countries with repressive media systems, where a Tweet or a Facebook posting can be the only way to join disparate groups of people.

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