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The googlization of everything : (and why we should worry)

Author: Siva Vaidhyanathan
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Updated edView all editions and formats
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In the beginning, the World Wide Web was exciting and open to the point of anarchy, a vast and intimidating repository of unindexed confusion. Into this creative chaos came Google with its dazzling mission--"To organize the world's information and make it universally accessible"--And its much-quoted motto, "Don't be evil." In this provocative book, Siva Vaidhyanathan examines the ways we have used and embraced  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Vaidhyanathan, Siva.
Googlization of Everything.
Berkeley : University of California Press, 2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Siva Vaidhyanathan
ISBN: 9780520952454 0520952456
OCLC Number: 779828585
Description: 1 online resource (281 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Preface; Introduction: The Gospel of Google; 1. Render unto Caesar: How Google Came to Rule the Web; 2. Google's Ways and Means: Faith in Aptitude and Technology; 3. The Googlization of Us: Universal Surveillance and Infrastructural Imperialism; 4. The Googlization of the World: Prospects for a Global Public Sphere; 5. The Googlization of Knowledge: The Future of Books; 6. The Googlization of Memory: Information Overload, Filters, and the Fracturing of Knowledge; Conclusion: The Human Knowledge Project; Acknowledgments; Notes; Index.
Responsibility: Siva Vaidhyanathan.

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