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From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg: Disruptive Innovation in the Age of the Internet

John Naughton is The Observer's "Networker" columnist, a fashionable blogger, and Vice-President of Wolfson university, Cambridge. The Times has acknowledged that his writings, "[it] attracts on greater than twenty years of research to provide an explanation for how the net works and the demanding situations and possibilities it's going to supply to destiny generations," and Cory Doctrow raved that "this is the type of primer you need to slide lower than your boss's door." In From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg, Naughton explores the residing heritage of 1 of the main noticeably transformational applied sciences of all time.

From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg is a clear-eyed background of 1 of the main critical, and but such a lot taken-for-granted, beneficial properties of recent lifestyles: the web. as soon as a technological novelty and now the very plumbing of the knowledge Age, the web is anything we now have discovered to take mostly with no consideration. So, how precisely has our society develop into so based upon a software it slightly is aware? And what does it say approximately us that this is often so?

whereas explaining in hugely attractive language the best way the web works and the way it bought to be how it is, technologist John Naughton has distilled the noisy chatter surrounding the technology's relentless evolution into 9 crucial components of figuring out. In doing so, he provides readers deeper perception into the knowledge financial system and provides the needful wisdom to make larger use of the applied sciences and networks round us, highlighting a few of their attention-grabbing and far-reaching implications alongside the best way.

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Who Controls the Internet?: Illusions of a Borderless World

By Tim Wu

Is the web erasing nationwide borders? Will the way forward for the web be set through net engineers, rogue programmers, the United countries, or strong nations? who is relatively in charge of what is occurring at the Net?
In this provocative new publication, Jack Goldsmith and Tim Wu inform the interesting tale of the Internet's problem to governmental rule within the Nineteen Nineties, and the resultant battles with governments worldwide. it is a e-book concerning the destiny of 1 idea--that the net may well unlock us perpetually from govt, borders, or even our actual selves. We study of Google's struggles with the French govt and Yahoo's capitulation to the chinese language regime; of ways the eu Union units privateness criteria on the web for the full international; and of eBay's struggles with fraud and the way it slowly realized to belief the FBI. In a decade of occasions the unique imaginative and prescient is uprooted, as governments time and time back assert their energy to direct the way forward for the net. The future of the web over the following many years, argue Goldsmith and Wu, will replicate the pursuits of strong countries and the conflicts inside and among them.
While acknowledging the various points of interest of the earliest visions of the net, the authors describe the hot order, and chatting with either its impressive virtues and unavoidable vices. faraway from destroying the web, the adventure of the decade has result in a quiet rediscovery of a few of the oldest features and justifications for territorial executive. whereas territorial governments have unavoidable difficulties, it has confirmed demanding to exchange what legitimacy governments have, and more durable but to interchange the method of rule of legislation that controls the unchecked evils of anarchy. whereas the internet will switch many of the ways in which territorial states govern, it is going to no longer slash the oldest and so much primary roles of presidency and demanding situations of governance.
Well written and jam-packed with attention-grabbing examples, together with colourful photos of many key avid gamers in web background, this can be a paintings that's sure to stir heated debate within the our on-line world neighborhood.

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Epic Win for Anonymous: How 4chan's Army Conquered the Web

By Cole Stryker

4chan is the "Anti-Facebook," a domain that noticeably encourages anonymity. It spawned the hacktivist crew nameless, which famously defended WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange via bringing down MasterCard's and Visa's internet sites.

Created by way of a 15-year-old wunderkind in 2003, it's the artistic strength in the back of "the Web's such a lot infectious memes and catchphrases" (Wired). this present day it has over 12 million per thirty days clients, with huge, immense social effect to match.

Epic Win is the 1st e-book to inform 4chan's tale. Longtime blogger and 4chan professional Cole Stryker writes with a voice that's engrossingly informative and approachable. even if interpreting the 4chan- provoked Jessi Slaughter saga and the way cyber-bullying is a part of our new truth, or explaining how Sarah Palin's e mail account used to be leaked, Epic Win for Anonymous proves 4chan's transformative cultural impression, and the way it has influenced--and will proceed to influence-- society at huge.

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@heaven: The Online Death of a Cybernetic Futurist

By Kim Hastreiter

1994, northern California. the net is simply rising from its origins within the army and college examine labs. teams of idealistic technologists, spotting its strength as a device for liberation and harmony, are operating feverishly to construct the community. within the early chat rooms of 1 such collecting, soon-to-become-famous because the good, a Stanford futurist named Tom Mandel creates a brand new convention. In a subject headed “Local trojan horse Report” he asks for recommendation from fellow on-line contributors approximately how he may shake off a chronic hacking cough. a couple of weeks into the dialog it emerges that Mandel’s ailment is whatever severe. inside six months he's dead.

This impressive and deeply relocating e-book is an edited model of the exchanges that happened at the good within the months prime as much as the demise of Mandel. It lines the best way an harmless wellbeing and fitness subject morphed right into a dramatic chronicle of terminal ailment and the complex and emotional matters that surrounded it. A forged of articulate and savvy contributors provide their recommendation and like to Mandel, helping either him and every different because the trauma unfolds. on the middle in their back-and-forth is Mandel himself, in a voice that's irascible, clever, by no means sentimental, and, exceptionally, decided to stick within the dialog to the end.

With an creation via Paper editor Kim Hastreiter, who the exchanges at the good as they occurred and used to be so moved that she published and filed away a duplicate, @heaven opens a window onto the best way the net functioned in its earliest days. unlike the trolling and take-downs of today’s on-line discourse, this digital chronicle of a demise foretold reminds us of the values of kinship and group that the Internet’s early pioneers attempted to instill in a approach that went directly to take over the world.

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Lisa33: A Novel

By Dan Allan

It’s circa 1999 and the 1st intercourse chat rooms are in complete swing. overdue at evening as his relations sleeps, “Tag,” a attorney trapped within the golden handcuffs of a loveless marriage, makes his inaugural stopover at to the newly introduced He can’t think what he’s stumbled into. This freewheeling international of lonely misfits engaged in unbridled sexual intercourse is either surprising and interesting. whilst Tag encounters the witty, insightful, and sometimes scathing “Lisa33,” he feels a chemistry that has eluded him his complete marriage. Late-night honesty builds into sexual and emotional obsession, the sort that makes you're thinking that you're in a position to altering all of your existence. yet what Dan Allan’s characters fail to expect is how not easy it's to translate fable into fact. As own discontents start to interfere in this digital erotic eden, Lisa’s eager for anything larger collides with Tag’s lack of ability to step past the bounds of his personal very slim lifestyles, and Lisa makes a heartbreaking choice.

A heartfelt, profound, and hugely unique novel that either satirizes and completely transcends the net craze, Lisa33 captures the eager for transformation via fable and brings to lifestyles the hilarious, bizarre group of self-invented characters who step into chat rooms with a view to step out of the loneliness, worry, and sorrow of genuine life.

"Swift, immensely a laugh first novel...Log on and sign up for the fun." -- Kirkus experiences, December 15, 2003

If Jane Austen married Charles Bukowski, their child may possibly write with the wit, lust, and gumption of Dan Allan’s Lisa33 -- David Huddle, writer of

Lisa33 is an eccentric, hilarious ebook and, finally, very relocating. i like it. -- Garrison Keillor

Lisa33 is ultra-sensitive, equipped for pleasure, but additionally colossal -- unhappy, scorching, hilarious, fair, frightening, and supremely, addictively wonderful -- Cintra Wilson, author

The emotional frontier of net mania is the topic of lisa33, the affecting new novel via Dan Allan...unexpectedly thought-provoking. -- WhatzUp journal, April 15

This ebook is a ask yourself. Scorchingly humorous, exceedingly clever and strangely relocating. From the hilarious commencing pages i used to be hooked. -- Laura Zigman, writer of

Vivid and hilarious. Grade: A -- leisure Weekly

About the Author
Dan Allan grew up on new york, long island, and has labored greatly within the software program undefined. He at the moment lives outdoor Boston along with his spouse and kids.

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Facebook For Dummies

By Carolyn Abram

There's no time just like the current: start on fb at the present time with this pleasant newbie guide!

Facebook is continually altering and evolving, exchanging outdated positive factors and introducing new ones. And whereas it may well tricky to take care of with every little thing that it has to provide, its ever-changing beneficial properties let you leap in and start at any time! This variation of the preferred For Dummies consultant to fb covers the most recent updates and publications new clients into the fb adventure fast and simply. It explores the hot search for pictures and movies, the up-to-date beneficial properties in messaging carrier, extended techniques for Timeline person profile, updates to renowned fb apps, and lots more and plenty more.

  • Covers Facebook's relaunched cellular software and integration with home windows 8
  • Offers a simple method of demystifying fb for newbies
  • Features increased updates at the photo/video sharing companies, timeline profile, and more
  • Updates the entire adjustments to present fb apps which are utilized by hundreds of thousands of individuals each day
  • Helps fb rookies wake up to hurry and use the positioning thoroughly and confidently

Facebook For Dummies, fifth Edition is the source you want to get the main out of your fb experience.

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Access to Knowledge in the Age of Intellectual Property

At the tip of the 20th century, highbrow estate rights collided with lifestyle. Expansive copyright legislation and electronic rights administration applied sciences sought to close down new types of copying and remixing made attainable through the net. overseas legislation increasing patent rights threatened the lives of hundreds of thousands of individuals worldwide dwelling with HIV/AIDS by means of proscribing their entry to reasonable prevalent medications. for many years, governments have tightened the grip of highbrow estate legislations on the bidding of knowledge industries; yet lately, teams have emerged world wide to problem this wave of enclosure with a brand new counter-politics of "access to wisdom" or "A2K." They comprise software program programmers who took to the streets to defeat software program patents in Europe, AIDS activists who pressured multinational pharmaceutical businesses to allow copies in their medications to be offered in bad international locations, subsistence farmers protecting their rights to nutrients safeguard or entry to agricultural biotechnology, and faculty scholars who created a brand new "free tradition" circulate to shield the electronic commons. entry to wisdom within the Age of highbrow estate maps this rising box of activism as a sequence of ancient moments, suggestions, and ideas. It gathers essentially the most very important thinkers and advocates within the box to make the stakes and methods at play during this new area seen and the phrases of highbrow estate legislations intelligible of their political implications world wide. an artistic Commons version of this paintings could be freely to be had online.

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Blogging All-in-One For Dummies

A entire replace to the last word reference consultant on running a blog basics!

The elevate within the variety of blogs is apparently unending and maintains to develop at a stupendous expense, thank you partly to the increase of smartphones, drugs, and running a blog functions. With this type of attractiveness, how can a blogger stand proud of the remainder of the hundreds? This all-in-one advisor is jam-packed with exact details and suggestion that is helping you create and solidify your house within the blogosphere. You’ll how you can start, use running a blog instruments, collaborate with different bloggers, develop into part of cellular running a blog, and lots more and plenty more.

  • Covers getting began, operating with running a blog software program, different instruments, web publication advertising, microblogging (including Twitter), creating wealth along with your weblog, and company and area of interest blogging
  • Helps new bloggers develop into energetic and effective individuals of the running a blog community
  • Provides important info for either pastime bloggers and those that are looking to construct a profession round blogging

Blogging All-in-One For Dummies, 2d Edition cuts in the course of the muddle and provides you a enjoyable and pleasant reference consultant to beginning and keeping a winning blog.

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Building Successful Online Communities: Evidence-Based Social Design (MIT Press)

By Robert E. Kraut, Paul Resnick

Online groups are one of the preferred locations on the net, yet now not all on-line groups are both winning. for each flourishing fb, there's a moribund Friendster -- let alone the rankings of smaller social networking websites that by no means attracted adequate individuals to be doable. This e-book bargains classes from thought and empirical learn within the social sciences which may support increase the layout of on-line communities.

The authors draw at the literature in psychology, economics, and different social sciences, in addition to their very own examine, translating common findings into precious layout claims. They clarify, for instance, how you can motivate details contributions in keeping with the speculation of public items, and the way to construct individuals' dedication in response to theories of interpersonal bond formation. for every layout declare, they give aiding facts from conception, experiments, or observational studies.

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Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age

By Susan P. Crawford

Ten years in the past, the USA stood on the vanguard of the net revolution. With a few of the quickest speeds and lowest costs on this planet for high-speed net access, the kingdom was once poised to be the worldwide chief within the new knowledge-based financial system. this day that worldwide aggressive virtue has all yet vanished because of a sequence of presidency judgements and ensuing monopolies that experience allowed dozens of nations, together with Japan and South Korea, to cross us in either velocity and value of broadband. This regular slide backward not just deprives shoppers of significant prone wanted in a aggressive employment and company market—it additionally threatens the commercial way forward for the nation.

This vital booklet through prime telecommunications coverage professional Susan Crawford explores why american citizens at the moment are paying even more yet getting less by way of high-speed net entry. utilizing the 2011 merger among Comcast and NBC common as a lens, Crawford examines how we now have created the largest monopoly because the breakup of ordinary Oil a century in the past. within the clearest phrases, this ebook explores how telecommunications monopolies have affected the day-by-day lives of shoppers and America's international monetary status.

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