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    DescriptionThe World Wide Web is the most revolutionary innovation of our time. In the last decade, it has utterly transformed our lives. But what real effects is it having on our social world? What does it mean to be a modern family when dinner table conversations take place over smartphones? What happens to privacy when we readily share our personal lives with friends and corporations? Are our Facebook updates and Twitterings inspiring revolution or are they just a symptom of our global narcissism? What counts as celebrity, when everyone can have a following or be a paparazzo? And what happens to relationships when love, sex and hate can be mediated by a computer? Social psychologist Aleks Krotoski has spent a decade untangling the effects of the Web on how we work, live and play. In this groundbreaking book, she uncovers how much humanity has - and hasn't - changed because of our increasingly co-dependent relationship with the computer. In Untangling the Web, she tells the story of how the network became woven in our lives, and what it means to be alive in the age of the Internet.


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    Title
    Untangling the Web
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Aleks Krotoski
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 245 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780571303663
    ISBN 10: 0571303668
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.9
    BIC subject category V2: JFC, PDR
    BISAC V2.8: SCI075000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16100
    BISAC V2.8: TEC052000, COM060000, SOC002010
    DC23: 303.4834
    BIC subject category V2: UBW
    Publisher
    FABER & FABER
    Imprint name
    Faber & Faber Non-Fiction
    Publication date
    04 July 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Aleks Krotoski is an academic and journalist who writes about and studies technology and interactivity. She is currently a Visiting Fellow in the Media and Communications Department at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Research Associate at the Oxford Internet Institute. Aleks writes for the Guardian and Observer, and hosts Tech Weekly, their technology podcast. In 2010 she presented the Emmy- and Bafta-winning BBC 2 series Virtual Revolution, about the social history of the World Wide Web. Her writing appears in Nature, BBC Technology, New Statesman, MIT Technology Review and the Telegraph. She is also the New Media Sector Champion for UKTI, the government department that promotes British businesses around the world.