Synopses & Reviews
Longtime Web culture critic Cole Stryker traces their growing importance to mainstream news, community activism, and new creative media. Starting with the "anti-Facebook," the web community at 4chan.org, the book follows the evolution of Internet culture from humorous memes to political game-changers. Whether chronicling how Sarah Palin's personal email account was hacked or dissecting the threat of cyber-bullying, Stryker's engrossing and approachable book proves the transformative cultural impact of the Internet and the communities it sustains.
"A primer on why the Internet works the way it does today." -Salon.com
"Sharp, witty, and well-researched." -Jami Attenberg, The Rumpus
"This sharp guide avoids the fear, condescension, and hand-waving that dominate mainstream coverage of Internet culture … satisfying and thoroughly researched." -Nick Douglas, author of Twitter Wit and editor at Slacktory
is the first book to tell the story of the genesis of the rogue protest groups--including Anonymous, LulzSec, and AntiSec- currently changing our world.
About the Author
Cole Stryker is a freelance writer and media consultant based in New York City. He is the author of Epic Win for Anonymous, the first book to tell the story of the genesis of the Internet-based protest groups and creative memes currently changing our world. Stryker has been interviewed about his writing by The New York Times, Reuters, New York Observer, Salon, and The Rumpus.