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The Resource Digital vertigo : how today's online social revolution is dividing, diminishing, and disorienting us, Andrew Keen

Digital vertigo : how today's online social revolution is dividing, diminishing, and disorienting us, Andrew Keen

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Digital vertigo : how today's online social revolution is dividing, diminishing, and disorienting us
Title
Digital vertigo
Title remainder
how today's online social revolution is dividing, diminishing, and disorienting us
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Keen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • ""Digital Vertigo provides an articulate, measured, contrarian voice against a sea of hype about social media. As an avowed technology optimist, I'm grateful for Keen who makes me stop and think before committing myself fully to the social revolution." --Larry Downes, author of The Killer App In Digital Vertigo, Andrew Keen presents today's social media revolution as the most wrenching cultural transformation since the Industrial Revolution. Fusing a fast-paced historical narrative with front-line stories from today's online networking revolution and critiques of "social" companies like Groupon, Zynga and LinkedIn, Keen argues that the social media transformation is weakening, disorienting and dividing us rather than establishing the dawn of a new egalitarian and communal age. The tragic paradox of life in the social media age, Keen says, is the incompatibility between our internet longings for community and friendship and our equally powerful desire for online individual freedom. By exposing the shallow core of social networks, Andrew Keen shows us that the more electronically connected we become, the lonelier and less powerful we seem to be. "--Provided by publisher
  • "In Digital Vertigo, Andrew Keen presents today's social media revolution as the most wrenching cultural transformation since the Industrial Revolution. Fusing a fast-paced historical narrative with front-line stories from today's online networking revolution and critiques of "social" companies like Groupon, Zynga and LinkedIn, Keen argues that the social media transformation is weakening, disorienting and dividing us rather than establishing the dawn of a new egalitarian and communal age. The tragic paradox of life in the social media age, Keen says, is the incompatibility between our internet longings for community and friendship and our equally powerful desire for online individual freedom. By exposing the shallow core of social networks, Andrew Keen shows us that the more electronically connected we become, the lonelier and less powerful we seem to be"--Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Keen, Andrew
Dewey number
302.23/1
Index
no index present
LC call number
HM851
LC item number
.K443 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Internet
  • Information society
  • Social media
Label
Digital vertigo : how today's online social revolution is dividing, diminishing, and disorienting us, Andrew Keen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: Hypervisibility -- A simple idea of architecture -- Let's get naked -- Visibility is a trap -- Digital vertigo -- The cult of the social -- The age of the great exhibition -- The age of great exhibitionism -- The best picture of 2011 -- Conclusion: the woman in blue
Control code
ocn811597440
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
246 p.
Isbn
9781250031396
System control number
(OCoLC)811597440
Label
Digital vertigo : how today's online social revolution is dividing, diminishing, and disorienting us, Andrew Keen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: Hypervisibility -- A simple idea of architecture -- Let's get naked -- Visibility is a trap -- Digital vertigo -- The cult of the social -- The age of the great exhibition -- The age of great exhibitionism -- The best picture of 2011 -- Conclusion: the woman in blue
Control code
ocn811597440
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
246 p.
Isbn
9781250031396
System control number
(OCoLC)811597440

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