Überblick:Pressestimmen Sampson Ellis and Maddison's collection is crucial to any understanding of contemporary digital culture. Bringing together many directions of affect theory theorising across a radical plurality of sites they skilfully hold on to a vital coherence through critical affect studies inspired by feminist and queer theory and by core contributors in the field (e.g. Clough Gregg Seigworth Paasonen).--Kate O'Riordan Professor of Digital Culture at the University of SussexThis is a thought-provoking occasionally scary and thoroughly fascinating exploration into the complex networked intensities within which we operate. Spanning from pedagogy to pornography and beyond it comes with an international focus and a profoundly interdisciplinary analytical range that make it recommended reading for all interested in understanding the key role that social media plays is contemporary culture.--Susanna Paasonen Professor of Media Studies at the University of TurkuSocial media play an outsized role in our emotional lives. They continually modulate our moods and feelings. They transmit vague sensations that run through us like an infection or contagion. In order to take the measure of social media today the essays in this volume combine empirical research with far-ranging speculation offering us analyses that are at once surprising and disturbingly familiar.--Steven Shaviro Wayne State University Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende Tony D. Sampson is reader in digital culture and communications at the University of East London. He is a cofounder of Club Critical Theory: Southend and director of the EmotionUX Lab at UEL.Darren Ellis CPsychol is a senior lecturer in Psychosocial Studies at the University of East London. He completed a PhD in social psychology at Loughborough University. His research has focused on conceptualising emotion and affect in a variety of empirical settings such as through everyday surveillance stop and search practices social media and acts of self-disclosure. Stephen Maddison is Professor of Cultural Studies and Director of Research in the School of Arts and Digital Industries at the University of East London. He is a co-director of the Centre for Cultural Studies Research at UEL (http://culturalstudiesresearch.org/). His research addresses questions of sexuality and gender cultural politics and popular culture.