Digital Vertigo

Author: Andrew Keen
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780338414
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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. Praise forThe Cult of the Amateur: 'A shrewdly argued jeremiad against the digerati effort to dethrone cultural and political gatekeepers and replace experts with 'the wisdom of the crowd'. Keen writes with acuity and passion'. New York Times 'A staggering new book by Andrew Keen. He is an English-born digital media entrepreneur and Silicon Valley insider who really knows his stuff and he writes with the passion of a man who can at last see the dangers he has helped unleash. His book will come as a real shock to many. It certainly did to me'. A N Wilson, The Daily Mail
Digital Vertigo
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Andrew Keen
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-05-22 - Publisher: St. Martin's Press

"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
Digital Vertigo (FREE Extended Extract)
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Andrew Keen
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-03-01 - Publisher: Hachette UK

This an Extended Extract of Digital Vertigo to be published on May 22nd 2012. You can follow Andrew Keen: @ajkeen 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
Teaching Theology in a Technological Age
Language: en
Pages: 375
Authors: Doru Costache, James R. Harrison
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-11-25 - Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

The iGeneration has learned to adapt rapidly to technological change. Tech-savvy students multi-task with consummate ease, accessing email on smart-phones, researching assignments on tablets, reading a book on Kindle, while drinking a flat white and listening to iTunes in the background. How does the tertiary educational curriculum meet the learning
Mood and Mobility
Language: en
Pages: 392
Authors: Richard Coyne
Categories: Computers
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-01-22 - Publisher: MIT Press

An argument that as we engage with social media on our digital devices we receive, modify, intensify, and transmit moods. We are active with our mobile devices; we play games, watch films, listen to music, check social media, and tap screens and keyboards while we are on the move. In
Digital Diversities
Language: en
Pages: 330
Authors: Garry Robson, Malgorzata Zachara, Małgorzata Zachara
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-10-21 - Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Digital Diversities is a groundbreaking interdisciplinary study of the social, social-psychological, philosophical and political ramifications of the ‘digital turn’ in human affairs. Focusing, in particular, on connections between the saturation of everyday life by digital communication technologies and 21st century global mobility, it offers fresh and original accounts of the