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Google me : one-click democracy

Author: Barbara Cassin
Publisher: New York, NY : Fordham University Press, 2018.
Series: Meaning systems.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Google is a champion of cultural democracy, but without culture and without democracy." In this witty and polemical critique the philosopher Barbara Cassin takes aim at Google and our culture of big data. While impressed by the search engine's brilliance, Cassin enlists her formidable knowledge of the rhetorical tradition to challenge on the Google myth of a "good" tech company and its "democracy of clicks," laying  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Cassin
ISBN: 9780823278060 0823278069 9780823278077 0823278077
OCLC Number: 983824498
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: xxi, 148 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Why be interested in Google? --
1. The internet revealed through Google --
2. Google Inc.: from search to global capital --
3. Our mission is to organize the world's information --
4. Don't be evil --
5. On cultural democracy.
Series Title: Meaning systems.
Other Titles: Google-moi.
Responsibility: Barbara Cassin.

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A witty, philosophically-informed, and openly polemical critique by Barbara Cassin of Google that looks at Google's claims to organize knowledge, and its alleged ethical basis. This critique goes to  Read more...

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