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Filter Bubble (11 Edition)
Filter Bubble (11 Edition)
by Eli Pariser
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In December 2009, Google began customizing its search results for all users, and we entered a new era of personalization. With little notice or fanfare, our online experience is changing, as the websites we visit are increasingly tailoring themselves to... (read more)

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Grown Up Digital (09 Edition)
Grown Up Digital (09 Edition)
by Don Tapscott
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SELECTED AS A 2008 BEST BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE ECONOMIST The Net Generation Has Arrived. Are you ready for it? Chances are you know a person between the ages of 11 and 30. You've seen them doing five things at once: texting friends, downloading... (read more)

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Digital Freedom: How Much Can You Handle?
Digital Freedom: How Much Can You Handle?
by N. D. Batra
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In Digital Freedom, N. D. Batra explores the tension between the boundlessness of the Internet and the boundaries of the marketplace, as well as the resulting impact on human expression, privacy, and social controls. Batra's thought-provoking book looks... (read more)

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Code: Version 2.0
Code: Version 2.0
by Lawrence Lessig
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Theres a common belief that cyberspace cannot be regulated-that it is, in its very essence, immune from the governments (or anyone elses) control. Code, first published in 2000, argues that this belief is wrong. It is not in the nature of cyberspace to... (read more)

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Against Machine : How Web Is Reshaping Culture and Commerce - Why It Matters (08 Edition)
Against Machine : How Web Is Reshaping Culture and Commerce - Why It Matters (08 Edition)
by Lee Siegel
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From the author hailed by the New York Times Book Review for his “drive-by brilliance” and dubbed by the New York Times Magazine as “one of the countrys most eloquent and acid-tongued critics” comes a ruthless challenge to the... (read more)

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On Internet (2ND 09 Edition)
On Internet (2ND 09 Edition)
by Hubert Dreyfus
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Can the internet solve the problem of mass education, and bring human beings to a new level of community? Drawing on a diverse array of thinkers from Plato to Kierkegaard, On the Internet argues that there is much in common between the disembodied, free... (read more)

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Blown To Bits: Your Life, Liberty, and Happiness After the Digital Explosion (08 Edition)
Blown To Bits: Your Life, Liberty, and Happiness After the Digital Explosion (08 Edition)
by Hal Abelson
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“If you want to understand the future before it happens, you’ll love this book. If you want to change the future before it happens to you, this book is required reading.” –Reed Hundt, former Chairman of the Federal Communications... (read more)

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Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations
Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations
by Clay Shirky
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Read Clay Shirky's posts on the Penguin Blog. A revelatory examination of how the wildfirelike spread of new forms of social interaction enabled by technology is changing the way humans form groups and exist within them, with profound long-term economic... (read more)

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Mindless: Why Smarter Machines Are Making Dumber Humans
Mindless: Why Smarter Machines Are Making Dumber Humans
by Simon Head
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We live in the age of Computer Business Systems (CBSs)—the highly complex, computer-intensive management programs on which large organizations increasingly rely. In Mindless, Simon Head argues that these systems have come to trump human expertise... (read more)

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Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age
Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age
by Douglas Rushkoff
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The debate over whether the Net is good or bad for us fills the airwaves and the blogosphere. But for all the heat of claim and counter-claim, the argument is essentially beside the point: Its here; its everywhere. The real question is, do we direct... (read more)

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The Geography of the Internet Industry (Information Age)
The Geography of the Internet Industry (Information Age)
by Matthew Zook
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Matthew A. Zook is Visiting Research Fellow at the Public Policy Instititute of California and Assistant Professor in the Geography Department at the University of Kentucky.... (read more)

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Lecture Notes in Computer Science / Information Systems and #6589: Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling and Prediction: 4th International Conference, Sbp 2011, College Park, MD, USA, March 2
Lecture Notes in Computer Science / Information Systems and #6589: Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling and Prediction: 4th International Conference, Sbp 2011, College Park, MD, USA, March 2
by John Salerno
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling and Prediction, held in College Park, MD, USA, March 29-31, 2011. The 48 papers and 3 keynotes presented in this volume... (read more)

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Computer Supported Cooperative Work #50: Social Media on the Road: The Future of Car Based Computing
Computer Supported Cooperative Work #50: Social Media on the Road: The Future of Car Based Computing
by Oskar Juhlin
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In the future, everyday life in traffic will be intricately meshed with city life. Today motorways, cities and streets are places where we spend a considerable amount of time, and where a large number of everyday encounters between people occur. Any road... (read more)

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Social Network Analysis for Startups (11 Edition)
Social Network Analysis for Startups (11 Edition)
by Maks Tsvetovat
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Does your startup rely on social network analysis? This concise guide provides a statistical framework to help you identify social processes hidden among the tons of data now available. Social network analysis (SNA) is a discipline that predates... (read more)

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Digital Freedom: How Much Can You Handle?
Digital Freedom: How Much Can You Handle?
by N. D. Batra
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In Digital Freedom, N. D. Batra explores the tension between the boundlessness of the Internet and the boundaries of the marketplace, as well as the resulting impact on human expression, privacy, and social controls. Batra's thought-provoking book looks... (read more)

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Everyware: The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous Computing
Everyware: The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous Computing
by Adam Greenfield
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From the RFID tags now embedded in everything from soda cans to the family pet, to smart buildings that subtly adapt to the changing flow of visitors, to gestural interfaces like the ones seen in Minority Report, computing no longer looks much like it... (read more)

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Communications in Computer and Information Science #49: Best Practices for the Knowledge Society. Knowledge, Learning, Development and Technology for All: Second World Summit on the Knowledge Society,
Communications in Computer and Information Science #49: Best Practices for the Knowledge Society. Knowledge, Learning, Development and Technology for All: Second World Summit on the Knowledge Society,
by Miltiadis D. Lytras
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This book, in conjunction with the volume LNAI 5736, constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second World Summit, WSKS 2009, held in Chania, Crete, Greece, in September 2009. The 61 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected... (read more)

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Gender Issues in Learning and Working with Information Technology: Social Constructs and Cultural Contexts
Gender Issues in Learning and Working with Information Technology: Social Constructs and Cultural Contexts
by Shirley Booth
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Gender Differences in Learning and Working with Technology: Social Constructs and Cultural Contexts discusses the social studies of information technology, specifically how IT skills are learned and how such skills are gendered. This book draws upon the... (read more)

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Humanizing the Web: Change and Social Innovation (Technology, Work and Globalization)
Humanizing the Web: Change and Social Innovation (Technology, Work and Globalization)
by Harri Oinas-kukkonen
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The authors describe how the web is transforming from a one-way information delivery channel to a socially rich communication vehicle, resulting in the humanizing of the web and fulfilling the web's original promise. They explain how the web continues to... (read more)

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Future Perfect: The Case for Progress in a Networked Age
Future Perfect: The Case for Progress in a Networked Age
by Steven Johnson
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Combining the deft social analysis of Where Good Ideas Come From with the optimistic arguments of Everything Bad Is Good for You, New York Times bestselling author and one of the most inspiring visionaries of contemporary culture, Steven... (read more)

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