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Books about what it means to be online with others

  1. Lurking: How a Person Became a User by 

    4 stars

    A concise but wide-ranging personal history of the internet from—for the first time—the point of view of the user

    In …

  2. Nearly Roadkill by ,

    5 stars

    "A novel written in cyberspace, Nearly Roadkill is an Infobahn erotic thriller without any boundaries - virtual, sexual, legal, or …

  3. Subprime Attention Crisis by 

    4 stars

    From FSGO x Logic: a revealing examination of digital advertising and the internet's precarious foundation

    In Subprime Attention Crisis, …

  4. We Will Not Cancel Us by ,

    4 stars

    Cancel culture addresses real harm...and sometimes causes more. It’s time to think this through.

    “Cancel” or “call-out” culture is a …

  5. The Attention Merchants by 

    4 stars

    From Tim Wu, author of the award-winning The Master Switch ( a New Yorker and Fortune Book of the Year) …

  6. Alone Together by 

    3 stars

    In "Alone Together," MIT technology and society professor Sherry Turkle explores the power of our new tools and toys to …

  7. Citizenville by ,

    3 stars

    By integrating democratic government with cutting-edge American innovation, the lieutenant governor of California charts a bright future for open-source America …

  8. The Future of the Internet--And How to Stop It by 

    4 stars

    This extraordinary book explains the engine that has catapulted the Internet from backwater to ubiquity—and reveals that it is sputtering …

  9. Dataclysm by 

    3 stars

    An irreverent, provocative, and visually fascinating look at what our online lives reveal about who we really are--and how this …

  10. The Tyranny of E-mail by 

    1 star

    There’s no question that e-mail is an incredible phenomenon that represents a kind of cultural and technological advancement. The first …

  11. Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now by 

    3 stars

    Jaron Lanier, the world-famous Silicon Valley scientist-pioneer who first alerted us to the dangers of social media, explains why its …

  12. Twitter and tear gas by 

    5 stars

    A firsthand account and incisive analysis of modern protest, revealing internet-fueled social movements' greatest strengths and frequent challenges. To understand …

  13. Zucked by 

    3 stars

    The story of how a noted tech venture capitalist, an early mentor to Mark Zuckerberg and investor in his company, …

  14. The Filter Bubble by 

    4 stars

    "An eye-opening account of how the hidden rise of personalization on the Internet is controlling-and limiting-the information we consume. In …

  15. Irresistible by 

    5 stars

    "One of the most mesmerizing and important books I've read in quite some time. Alter brilliantly illuminates the new obsessions …

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