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Networks without a cause : a critique of social media

Author: Geert Lovink
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, Mass. : Polity, 2011.
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With the vast majority of Facebook users caught in a frenzy of 'friending', 'liking' and 'commenting', at what point do we pause to grasp the consequences of our info-saturated lives? What compels us to engage so diligently with social networking systems? Networks Without a Cause examines our collective obsession with identity and self-management coupled with the fragmentation and information overload endemic to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geert Lovink
ISBN: 9780745649672 074564967X 9780745649689 0745649688
OCLC Number: 780329779
Description: vii, 221 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: capturing Web 2.0 before its disappearance --
Psychopathology of information overload --
Facebook, anonymity, and the crisis of the multiple self --
Treatise on comment culture --
Disquisition on Internet criticism --
Media studies: diagnostics of a failed merger --
Blogging after the hype: Germany, France, Iraq --
Radio after radio: from pirate to Internet experiments --
Online video aesthetics or the art of watching databases --
Society of the query: the Googlization of our lives --
Organizing networks in culture and politics --
Techno-politics at WikiLeaks.
Other Titles: Critique of social media
Responsibility: Geert Lovink.

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This book is a cutting-edge critical analysis of our contemporary networked world. Why are so many people so obsessed with social network sites like Facebook? Lovink dissects our collective obsession  Read more...

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