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Digital Vertigo: How Today's Online Social Revolution Is Dividing, Diminishing, and Disorienting Us

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"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 todays social media revolution as the most wrenching cultural transformation since the Industrial Revolution. Fusing a fast-paced historical narrative with front-line stories from todays 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 like Facebook, Andrew Keen shows us that  the more electronically connected we become, the lonelier and less powerful we seem to be.
 
 

About the Author

ANDREW KEEN, author of The Cult of the Amateur, is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur whose writings on culture, media, and technology have appeared in The Weekly Standard, Fast Company, The San Francisco Chronicle, Listener, and Jazziz. He lives in Santa Rosa, California.

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ISBN:
9781250031396
Author:
Keen, Andrew
Publisher:
Griffin
Subject:
Social Aspects - General
Subject:
Science Reference-Technology
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
How Today's Online S
Publication Date:
20130431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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Computers and Internet » Computers Reference » Social Aspects » General
Computers and Internet » Internet » Web » Social Networking
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
Reference » Science Reference » Technology

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