Digital Vertigo: How Today's Online Social Revolution Is Dividing, Diminishing, and Disorienting Us

By Andrew Keen

"Digital Vertigo offers an articulate, measured, contrarian voice opposed to a sea of hype approximately social media. As an avowed know-how optimist, i am thankful for willing who makes me cease and imagine sooner than committing myself absolutely to the social revolution." ―Larry Downes, writer of The Killer App

In Digital Vertigo, Andrew prepared offers modern social media revolution because the so much wrenching cultural transformation because the business Revolution. Fusing a fast moving historic narrative with front-line tales from modern-day on-line networking revolution and opinions of "social" businesses like Groupon, Zynga and LinkedIn, willing argues that the social media transformation is weakening, disorienting and dividing us instead of setting up the sunrise of a brand new egalitarian and communal age. The tragic paradox of existence within the social media age, willing says, is the incompatibility among our net longings for neighborhood and friendship and our both strong hope for on-line person freedom. by way of exposing the shallow middle of social networks like fb, Andrew willing exhibits us that the extra electronically attached we develop into, the lonelier and no more strong we appear to be.

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The Revolution Will be Digitised

By Heather Brooke

On the centre sits the institution: governments, companies and strong people who have extra wisdom approximately us, and extra energy, than ever ahead of. Circling them is a brand new new release of hackers, pro-democracy campaigners and web activists who now not settle for that the institution may still run the show.

Award-winning journalist and campaigner Heather Brooke takes us contained in the info warfare and explores the main pressing questions of the electronic age: the place is the stability among freedom and safety? In an internet global, does privateness nonetheless exist? and should the web empower contributors, or bring in a brand new age of censorship, surveillance and oppression?

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Multiplicities of Internet Addiction: The Misrecognition of Leisure and Learning

By Nicola F. Johnson

E-book ISBN: 9780754695417

Dewey: 362.196; 362.196/8584
LCCN: RC569.5.I54 J64 2009

Overuse of the web is usually characterised as challenging, disruptive, or addictive, with tales usually claiming that on-line use interferes with relationships, or that 'excessive' time in entrance of machine displays is bad. The Multiplicities of net dependancy contests the declare that desktops – in particular net use – are addictive, arguing that use of the net is now a sort of daily rest engaged in by means of many of us in Western society. supplying an research of the character of dependancy along a close empirical learn of domestic computing device use, this ebook should be of curiosity not just to sociologists of tradition and pop culture, but in addition to students of media, ICT and schooling.

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eBay Business All-in-One For Dummies

By Marsha Collier

Everything you must recognize to begin and run a profitable eBay business

eBay now has a hundred million energetic clients and simply retains starting to be. they usually have became to For Dummies books and bestselling eBay writer Marsha Collier to assist consultant them via trading on eBay for over a decade. This nine-books-in-one consultant has now been up to date to hide all of the most modern eBay vendor instruments, new thoughts to force revenues, new how you can increase an eBay enterprise utilizing social media, and extra. Marsha Collier covers the fundamentals, crucial instruments, expert promoting advice, the place to discover item, easy methods to show off and advertise your stuff, garage and transport, suggestion for energy , and legal/office issues.

  • A entire replace of the bestselling eBay enterprise guide
  • Covers getting the mandatory eBay promoting instruments, the way to do product study and arrange cost platforms, and pointers on surroundings costs, developing sturdy listings, and organizing sales
  • Helps you discover issues to promote at costs that would make a revenue, create listings that get cognizance, take nice item pictures, and advertise your goods on social media sites
  • Offers recommendation on supplying customer support, thoroughly storing and transport your item, and dealing with precious bookkeeping and tax chores
  • Includes the best way to examine facts and identify the wanted assets to turn into an influence Seller

eBay company All-in-One For Dummies, third Edition is the soup-to-nuts advisor for operating a profitable eBay business.

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Pulse: The New Science of Harnessing Internet Buzz to Track Threats and Opportunities

By Douglas W. Hubbard

The final consultant to mining the web for real-time evaluate of tendencies and data

Showing how the web will be an enormous device for companies and others to degree traits in genuine time, Pulse describes instruments for cheap and genuine time size methodologies companies can begin utilizing at once. This well timed publication additionally places this rising technological know-how in viewpoint and explains how this new size device will profoundly swap choice making in company and government.

  • Shows how the net can be utilized as a very strong size tool
  • Reveals the way to mine the net to degree and forecast company progress
  • Written through top professional in enterprise analytics and function management

Pulse unearths how the net is evolving right into a software for measuring and forecasting developments in society, the financial system, public opinion or even public well-being and safeguard. it truly is a fully crucial publication for each enterprise chief to show a strong, underutilized instrument to its whole potential.

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Silk Road: The Shocking True Story Behind The World's Most Notorious Online Drug Market

By Eileen Ormsby

It used to be the 'eBay of drugs', one billion buck empire. in the back of it was once the FBI's so much sought after guy, a mysterious crime czar dubbed 'Dread Pirate Roberts'. SILK highway lay on the middle of the 'Dark Web' - a parallel web of porn, weapons, assassins and medicine. plenty of medicines. With the clicking of a button LSD, heroin, meth, coke, any unlawful drug that you can think of, could wing its method through ordinary submit from any broker to any person on the earth. How was once this on-line drug cartel even attainable? And who was once the mastermind all its low roads ended in? this is often the amazing real tale of Silk Road's upward thrust and fall, informed with exceptional perception into the most avid gamers - together with alleged founder and kingpin Dread Pirate Roberts himself - by way of attorney and investigative journalist Eileen Ormsby. a gorgeous crime tale with a fact that explodes off the page.


"Ormsby's investigative journalism shines as she offers a truly thorough account of Ulbricbht's upward push and fall" - Penthouse Magazine

"Ormsby has added a triumph of narrative journalism, meticulously researched and gripping, a skilful mergence of tech jargon with human drama." - The Saturday Paper

"Through her transparent rendering of the proof, Ormsby makes the intricacies of the expertise concerned available to even the main technophobic of readers. The tone is conversational and pleasant whereas the content material is fascinating and more and more darkish. In her quest to discover the secret in the back of the enigmatic DPR she uncovers a narrative of subterfuge, replete with conspiracy theories and hidden identities, that's wealthy with anecdotes." - Newtown overview of Books

"The publication is an engaging divulge of this actual element of the "dark web" of net dealings and its next unravelling." - Sydney Morning Herald

"Ormsby is a smart author, giving us gripping debts from the folk who really used 'Silk Road' to color a correct photograph of the way the web site was once created, run, and finally fell....Silk highway is definitely the best books I've learn this year." - The Library NZ

"Silk highway is without doubt one of the extra readable and gripping real crime books of contemporary instances. it's not simply Ormsby's wisdom of the short yet superb upward thrust and fall of Silk street that makes for compelling examining, but additionally the ordering of the cloth in order that the reader has the experience of being informed within the technical and felony heritage to an incredible felony enterprise." - The Australian

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21 Recipes for Mining Twitter

Millions of public Twitter streams harbor a wealth of information, and when you mine them, you could achieve a few invaluable insights. This brief and concise e-book bargains a suite of recipes that can assist you extract nuggets of Twitter info utilizing easy-to-learn Python instruments. each one recipe bargains a dialogue of ways and why the answer works, so that you can quick adapt it to suit your specific wishes. The recipes contain suggestions to:

  • Use OAuth to entry Twitter data
  • Create and research graphs of retweet relationships
  • Use the streaming API to reap tweets in realtime
  • Harvest and study acquaintances and followers
  • Discover friendship cliques
  • Summarize webpages from brief URLs

This ebook is an ideal significant other to O’Reilly's Mining the Social Web.

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The Rise of the Network Society: The Information Age: Economy, Society, and Culture Volume I

By Manuel Castells

This primary ebook in Castells' groundbreaking trilogy, with a considerable new preface, highlights the industrial and social dynamics of the knowledge age and exhibits how the community society has now absolutely risen on a world scale.

  • Groundbreaking quantity at the influence of the age of data on all facets of society
  • Includes insurance of the impact of the web and the net-economy
  • Describes the accelerating velocity of innovation and social transformation
  • Based on examine within the united states, Asia, Latin the United States, and Europe

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The Law of Electronic Commerce

By Alan Davidson

Written particularly for criminal practitioners and scholars, this ebook examines the troubles, legislation and laws desirous about digital trade. in precisely many years, trade through the area vast net and different on-line structures has boomed, and a brand new box of felony idea and perform has emerged. laws has been enacted to maintain velocity with advertisement realities, cyber-criminals and unexpected social results, however the ever-evolving nature of recent applied sciences has challenged the skill of the courts to reply successfully. This booklet addresses the criminal concerns in terms of the advent and adoption of varied types of digital trade. From highbrow estate, to problems with safety and privateness, Alan Davidson appears to be like on the useful adjustments for legal professionals and advertisement events when delivering a intent for the underlying felony concept.

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Cryptography and Network Security: Principles and Practice (7th Edition)

The rules and perform of Cryptography and community Security

Stallings’ Cryptography and community Security, 7th version, introduces the reader to the compelling and evolving box of cryptography and community safety. In an age of viruses and hackers, digital eavesdropping, and digital fraud on an international scale, safety is paramount. the aim of this publication is to supply a realistic survey of either the rules and perform of cryptography and community defense. within the first a part of the ebook, the elemental concerns to be addressed via a community protection potential are explored via supplying an educational and survey of cryptography and community safety expertise. The latter a part of the e-book bargains with the perform of community safety: functional purposes which have been applied and are in use to supply community security.


The Seventh version streamlines material with new and up-to-date fabric — together with Sage, the most vital positive factors of the ebook. Sage is an open-source, multiplatform, freeware package deal that implements an important, versatile, and simply discovered arithmetic and desktop algebra process. It offers hands-on adventure with cryptographic algorithms and aiding homework assignments. With Sage, the reader learns a robust instrument that may be used for nearly any mathematical program. The booklet additionally offers an extraordinary measure of aid for the reader to make sure a winning studying experience.

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