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

Keen, Andrew. (Author).

  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9780312624989 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 0312624980 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 9781429940962 (e-book)
  • ISBN: 1429940964 (e-book)
  • Description: 256 p. 21 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2012.

Available copies

  • 2 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Endicott College General Collection HM 851 .K443 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 302.231/Keen (Text to phone) Available -

Content descriptions

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.
Subject: Internet > Social aspects.
Information society.
Social media.

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