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Being virtual : who you really are online

Author: Davey Winder
Publisher: Chichester : Wiley, ©2008.
Series: TechKnow.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Being Virtual, Davey Winder looks at how an increasing number of us are living part-real, part-virtual lives, and how it affects who we are. He looks at the opportunities and dangers that a virtual identity offers us, how we juggle our real and online lives, and what happens when one spills over into the other. He uses his own personal experiences to bring the issues to life, and backs them up with the real-life  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Davey Winder
ISBN: 9780470723623 0470723629
OCLC Number: 190777178
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxiii, 245 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.
Contents: New beginnings --
Identity crisis --
Online tribes --
Growing up online --
Enabling technologies --
With this click, I thee wed --
Gender bending --
Age matters --
Being there --
Virtual worlds, real lives --
Social networks and second lives --
Game over --
Addicted to murder --
Rape of an avatar --
The taboo busters --
Age play --
Logging off --
The google effect --
Oh my God, they stole Kenny! --
So who are we online? --
The collaborative you.
Series Title: TechKnow.
Responsibility: Davey Winder.

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Thanks to the Internet, it has never been so easy to become the person of your wildest dreams. Immersive 3D worlds such as Second Life and THERE. com provide an escape route from the ordinary, into a  Read more...

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"Glossy and very personal view on virtual worlds and the people who inhabit them...highly enjoyable to read" PopularScience.co.uk

 
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