I'm surprised that Routledge published this book. Agger brags that he was only briefly on Facebook, has barely looked at Twitter, and doesn't cite any of the excellent research done on social media and presentations of self online over the last couple of decades. The closest he gets is to mention the title of Turkle's "Alone Together" as proof of our solitude. This is supposed to be part of Routledge's "readable, teachable "thinking frames" on today’s social problems and social issues by leading scholars, all in short 60 page or shorter formats", which is a nice idea, but only if the "thinking frames" have some foundation in actual research on and knowledge of the field they're writing about. Aggers frequently makes all-encompassing claims, comparisons and coins new terms without backing up his arguments - for instance on p 31: "Every woman alive knows that every man wants one thing and only one thing— sex!". I see another reviewer appreciated the approachable style of writing, but it seems more careless than friendly to me, with lots of exclamation marks, as when he writes that people share information on Facebook with all the world: "Well, actually not all the world but only their “friends,” of which one of my former friends has over 1,000! I had 43 FB friends, having been dragged into this folly by some of my students who want me to be cool and connected!" The discussion questions at the end of each chapter make it look like a textbook, but the questions will in no way encourage students to engage in critical thought or to use theory or empirical data to deepen their understanding of their use of social media: "Why is Facebook so addictive?! Do you know many people not on Facebook?" How could Routledge's copy editor have allowed Agger to keep that "?!" in an academic book?